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Witness Tree

Witness Tree

Seasons of Change with a Century-Old Oak

  • Author: Lynda V. Mapes
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • ISBN: 1632862549
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 240
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An intimate look at one majestic hundred-year-old oak tree through four seasons--and the reality of global climate change it reveals. In the life of this one grand oak, we can see for ourselves the results of one hundred years of rapid environmental change. It's leafing out earlier, and dropping its leaves later as the climate warms. Even the inner workings of individual leaves have changed to accommodate more CO2 in our atmosphere. Climate science can seem dense, remote, and abstract. But through the lens of this one tree, it becomes immediate and intimate. In Witness Tree, environmental reporter Lynda V. Mapes takes us through her year living with one red oak at the Harvard Forest. We learn about carbon cycles and leaf physiology, but also experience the seasons as people have for centuries, watching for each new bud, and listening for each new bird and frog call in spring. We savor the cadence of falling autumn leaves, and glory of snow and starry winter nights. Lynda takes us along as she climbs high into the oak's swaying boughs, and scientists core deep into the oak's heartwood, dig into its roots and probe the teeming life of the soil. She brings us eye-level with garter snakes and newts, and alongside the squirrels and jays devouring the oak's acorns. Season by season she reveals the secrets of trees, how they work, and sustain a vast community of lives, including our own. The oak is a living timeline and witness to climate change. While stark in its implications, Witness Tree is a beautiful and lyrical read, rich in detail, sweeps of weather, history, people, and animals. It is a story rooted in hope, beauty, wonder, and the possibility of renewal in people's connection to nature.

Architecture and the Forest Aesthetic

Architecture and the Forest Aesthetic

A New Look at Design and Resilient Urbanism

  • Author: Jana VanderGoot
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317562992
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 276
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Despite population trends toward urbanization, the forest continues to have a strong appeal to the human imagination, and the human preference for forest over many other types of terrain is well documented. This book re-imagines architecture and urbanism by allowing the forest to be a prominent consideration in the language of design, thus recognizing the forest as essential rather than just incidental to human well-being. In Architecture and the Forest Aesthetic, forest is a large-scale urban construct that is far more extensive and nuanced than trees and shrubbery. The forest aesthetic opens designers to the forest as a model for an urban architecture of permeable floors, protective canopies, connected food chains, beneficial decomposition, and resilient ecologies. Much can be learned about these features of the forest from the natural sciences; however, when they are given due consideration technically and metaphorically in the design of urban habitat, the places in which humans live become living forests. What is present here in Architecture and the Forest Aesthetic is both a review of many ingenious ways in which the forest aesthetic has already been expressed in design and urbanism, and an encouragement to further use the forest aesthetic in design language and design outcomes. Case study projects featured include the Chilotan building craft of Southern Chile, the yaki sugi of Japan, the Biltmore Forest in the Southeastern United States, the Australian capital city Canberra, Bosco Verticale in Milan, Italy, the Beijing Olympic Forest Park in China, and more.

Gardeners Chronicle & New Horticulturist

Gardeners Chronicle & New Horticulturist

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
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100 Favourite Places

100 Favourite Places

  • Author: Slow Travel Berlin
  • Publisher: epubli
  • ISBN: 3844269630
  • Category: Travel
  • Page: N.A
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Written and photographed by members of the Slow Travel Berlin team, 100 Favourite Places draws on the contributors' deep knowledge and experience of the city to present one hundred great places that favour the timeless over the trendy, and the obscure over the obvious. From hundred-year-old cafes and hidden GDR watchtowers, speciality shops and esoteric museums, each entry has been thoughtfully chosen and written in a personal, highly informative style. 100 Favourite Places reflects Slow Travel Berlin’s commitment to sustainable travel and a professional content aesthetic. Every aspect of the book has been taken care of in-house, from the friendly, eye-catching design and the professional, full colour photographs that accompany each entry, to the charming hand-drawn maps (created by Berlin-based artist and illustrator Katrin Hagen, aka Mischief Champion) – which make 100 Favourite Places a perfect guide-on-the-go, as well as a handsome coffee-table enhancer.

Quarterly Review

Quarterly Review

A Journal of University Perspectives

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: UM Libraries
  • ISBN: N.A
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Includes section: "Some Michigan books."

The Silva of Chautauqua Lake, N.Y.

The Silva of Chautauqua Lake, N.Y.

Profusely Illustrated

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Chautauqua Lake Region (N.Y.)
  • Page: 79
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Reports of Investigations

Reports of Investigations

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780897921435
  • Category: Archaeology
  • Page: 429
  • View: 1934
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Transactions

Transactions

  • Author: Worcestershire Naturalists' Club
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Natural history
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Rench

Rench

A Stratified Site in the Central Illinois River Valley

  • Author: Mark A. McConaughy,Illinois State Museum
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Excavations (Archaeology)
  • Page: 429
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Arbor Day Manual

Arbor Day Manual

An Aid in Preparing Programs for Arbor Day Exercises. Containing Choice Selections on Trees, Forests, Flowers, and Kindred Subjects; Arbor Day Musice, Specimen Programs, Etc

  • Author: Charles Rufus Skinner
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Arbor Day
  • Page: 456
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