Their Natural History

Book - 2014
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Trees are familiar components of many landscapes and have been vital in determining the ecology of our planet as well as the development of human cultures and communities. Yet how much do we really understand about how they work? This updated and revised edition provides a comprehensive introduction to all aspects of tree biology and ecology and presents the state-of-the-art discoveries in this area. The wonders and mysteries of trees are explored throughout the book and questions such as why leaves turn spectacular colours in the autumn, how water reaches the top of the tallest trees, or why the study of genetics has caused so many name changes in trees are all brilliantly answered. Written with a non-technical approach, this book will be a valuable source of reference for students and those with a less formal interest in this fascinating group of plants.
Publisher: Cambridge, U.K. ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2014
Edition: 2nd ed
ISBN: 9780521133586
Characteristics: x, 401 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 25 cm


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Jan 04, 2015

Wow! This book goes into a lot of depth -- it doesn't just stay at the roots or the surface bark (ha,ha).

I came away after reading this with a greater appreciation and understanding of The Tree. I wish everyone could learn about this everyday over sized plant - an amazing diverse and important creation.


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