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Trees are vital to the healthy functioning of the global ecosystem and unparalleled in the range of materials they provide for human use. This volume is a comprehensive introduction to the natural history of trees, with information on all aspects of tree biology and ecology in easy-to-read and concise language. Peter Thomas uncovers fascinating insights into these ubiquitous plants, addressing in an illuminating way questions such as how trees are designed, how they grow and reproduce, and why they eventually die. Written for a nontechnical audience, the book is nonetheless rigorous in its treatment and a valuable source of reference for beginning students as well as interested lay readers.

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A comprehensive introduction to the natural history of trees, presenting information on all aspects of tree biology and ecology in an easy to read and concise text. Fascinating insights into the workings of these everyday plants are uncovered throughout the book, with basic questions tackled in an illuminating way.

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Trees are familiar components of many landscapes, yet how much do we really understand about how they work? This book provides the only modern introduction to the natural history of trees, presenting information on all aspects of tree biology and ecology in an easy to read and concise text. Written for a non-technical audience, the book is nonetheless rigorous in its treatment and will provide a valuable source of reference for beginning students as well as those with a less formal interest in this fascinating group of plants.

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The only modern text presenting information on all aspects of tree biology and ecology.

Table of Contents

1. An overview; 2. Leaves - the food producers; 3. The trunk and branches - more than a connecting drainpipe; 4. Roots - the hidden tree; 5. Towards the next generation - flowers, fruits and seeds; 6. The growing tree; 7. The shape of trees; 8. The next generation - new trees from old; 9. Health, damage and death - living in a hostile world; Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521453516
Author:
Thomas, Peter
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Author:
Thomas, P. A.
Location:
Cambridge
Subject:
Trees
Subject:
Botany
Subject:
Forests & Forestry
Subject:
Life Sciences - Botany
Subject:
Trees & Forests
Subject:
Trees & Forests - General
Subject:
Plants - Trees
Subject:
Nature Studies-Trees
Edition Number:
1
Edition Description:
Hardback
Publication Date:
20000231
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
102 b/w illus.
Pages:
298
Dimensions:
9.24x6.36x.76 in. 1.35 lbs.

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Product details 298 pages Cambridge University Press - English 9780521453516 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , A comprehensive introduction to the natural history of trees, presenting information on all aspects of tree biology and ecology in an easy to read and concise text. Fascinating insights into the workings of these everyday plants are uncovered throughout the book, with basic questions tackled in an illuminating way.
"Synopsis" by , Trees are familiar components of many landscapes, yet how much do we really understand about how they work? This book provides the only modern introduction to the natural history of trees, presenting information on all aspects of tree biology and ecology in an easy to read and concise text. Written for a non-technical audience, the book is nonetheless rigorous in its treatment and will provide a valuable source of reference for beginning students as well as those with a less formal interest in this fascinating group of plants.
"Synopsis" by , The only modern text presenting information on all aspects of tree biology and ecology.
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