Oak: The Frame of Civilization
William Bryant Logan
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Professional arborist and award-winning nature writer William Bryant Logan deftly relates the delightful history of the reciprocal relationship between humans and oak trees since time immemorial—a profound link that has almost been forgotten. From the ink of Bach’s cantatas, to the first boat to reach the New World, to the wagon, the barrel, and the sword, oak trees have been a constant presence throughout our history. In fact, civilization prospered where oaks grew, and for centuries these supremely adaptable, generous trees have supported humankind in nearly every facet of life. “With an unabashed enthusiasm for his subject” (Carol Haggas, Booklist) Logan combines science, philosophy, spirituality, and history with a contagious curiosity about why the natural world works the way it does. At once humorous and reverent, “this splendid acknowledgment of a natural marvel” (Publishing News) reintroduces the oak tree so that we might see its vibrant presence throughout our history and our modern world.
Oak The frame of civilization
Superb book about an apex species and its' contribution and relationship with our species. A bedside book for me always able to open to an interesting page! Buy this book and plant an
This perspective of history is like none other. If you want to get a handle on how western civilization succeeded over the last several hundred years; read this.
- Category: Nature
- Published: Jul 17, 2006
- Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
- Seller: W.W. Norton & Company, Inc.
- Print Length: 336 Pages
- Language: English