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The Balance of Life * The Beauty of Nature

Συγγραφέας: Lieutaghi Pierre
Εκδότης: Watkins Media
ISBN: 9781844839469
Αριθμός Σελίδων: 192
Διαστάσεις: 25x3x19
Ημερομηνία 1ης Έκδοσης: 2011
Έτος Έκδοσης: 2011

Σύνοψη του βιβλίου "Trees"

For about 300 million years trees have played a central role in providing the conditions in which life on Earth has flourished - and for millennia these treasured plants have enthralled, nourished and inspired humankind, with whom they have coexisted in an intimate relationship that has been highly practical (fuel, food, healing preparations and building material) as well as culturally and spiritually rich. This book is divided into five parts: Green Jewels, Thousands of Species, A Fragile Benefactor, Of Trees and Humans, and A Source of Inspiration. Each part focuses on a different aspect of the world of trees, from a fascinating and fact-packed account of their natural history (half a hectare of trees absorbs the same amount of carbon dioxide as that emitted by a car travelling for 10,000 miles/16,000km) to the enormous influence they have had in human culture, from mythology and religion to a rich and enduring symbolism throughout history. Trees is a beautifully illustrated celebration of these awe-inspiring gifts of nature, which Ralph Waldo Emerson was moved to describe as 'the best friend of man'. For all those who love trees this superb book offers a rare chance to enjoy their beauty and to learn a great deal more about what makes them so special.

Συγγραφέας/εις: Lieutaghi Pierre
ISBN: 9781844839469
Ημερ/νία έκδοσης: 01/04/2011
Εκδότης: Watkins Media
Εξώφυλλο: Hardback
Σελίδες: 192
Τόπος έκδοσης: London
Χώρα έκδοσης: United Kingdom
Βάρος βιβλίου: 982 gr
Διαστάσεις βιβλίου: 25x3x19 cm
Λεπτομέρειες εικονογράφησης: col. Illustrations
Ημερομηνία πρώτης έκδοσης: 2011

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