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The songs of trees : stories from nature's great connectors

David George Haskell (Author)
Haskell repeatedly visits a dozen trees around the world to stop, listen, and look, exploring each tree's connections with webs of fungi, bacterial communities, cooperative and destructive animals, and other plants, and demonstrating how the lives of trees and people are deeply interwoven. He takes us to trees in cities (from Manhattan to Jerusalem), forests (Amazonian, North American, and boreal) and areas on the front lines of environmental change (eroding coastlines, burned mountainsides, and war zones.) In each place the author shows how human history, ecology, and well-being are intimately intertwined with the lives of trees. --Adapted from publisher description
Print Book, English, 2018
Penguin Books, New York, 2018
ix, 292 pages ; 21 cm
9780143111306, 0143111302
Balsam fir
Sabal palm
Green ash
Interlude: Mitsumata
Redwood and ponderosa pine
Interlude: Maple
Callery pear
Japanese white pine