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Hidden Natural Histories free pdf Behind the cedar aroma of fresh pencil shavings and the slightly bitter tang of orange in our marmalade are untold stories of human interactions with the natural world. Celebrating the human heritage of these and other natural phenomena, the new Hidden Natural Histories series offers fascinating insight into the cultivation and use of the bits of nature we take for granted in our daily lives. In "Trees, "noted garden writer Noel Kingsbury turns his pen--or pencil--to the leafy life-forms that have warmed our hearths, framed our boats for ocean voyaging, and provided us shade on summer afternoons. From the fortitude of the ancient gingko tree to artistic depictions of quince fruit in the ruins of Pompeii, Kingsbury explores the culinary, medicinal, cultural, and practical uses of a forest of tree species. Packed with informative and beautiful illustrations--both new and from historical archives--"Trees" will charm and enlighten anyone interested in our relationship with the natural world and will be a special delight for every gardener and chef.

About Noel Kingsbury

Noel Kingsbury is a best-selling horticulturalist and writer. He is the author of many books, including "Designing with Plants," "Natural Gardening in Small Spaces," "Hybrid: The History and Science of Plant Breeding," and "Gardening with Perennials: Lessons from Chicago's Lurie Garden"---the latter two also published by the University of Chicago Press--as well as the coeditor of "Vista: The Culture and Politics of Gardens. "He lives and gardens in western England near the world-famous book town of Hay-on-Wye.

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Author : Noel Kingsbury
Publisher : University of Chicago Press
Data Published : 01 March 2015
ISBN : 022621575X
EAN : 9780226215754
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 224 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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