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Book
199 p. : col. ill., col. maps ; 22 cm.
East Asia Library
Book
216 pages, 40 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations, map ; 26 cm
Thomas Pakenham, indefatigable champion of trees, narrates a story of exploration and discovery, and of life-cycles that are longer than our own. Lavishly illustrated, The Company of Trees recounts his personal quest to establish a large arboretum at Tullynally, his forays to other tree-filled parks and plantations, his often hazardous seed-hunting expeditions, and his efforts to preserve magnificent old trees and historic woodlands. The book is structured in the form of a travel diary. Almost every chapter shelters stories about the life of his large trees. He takes us on a tour of Tullynally's demesne and its trees, evaluating the condition of the oaks, alders, ash and limes that were among the first plantings. He travels to the Tibetan border in search of a magnolia (magnolias are Pakenham's particular passion), to Eastern Patagonia to see the last remaining giants of the Monkey Puzzle tree, while the first of the Chinese-inspired gardens at Tullynally was planted entirely with seeds from south-west China. An expedition to Tibet's Tsangpo Gorge goes awry only to lead to a fruitful exploration of the Rongchu Valley, which yields more than 100 bags of seeds, including the Tibetan golden oak, the Tsangpo cypress and blue-stemmed maples. All of the collected trees and plants are thriving at Tullynally. Whether writing about the terrible storms breaking the backs of majestic trees which have stood sentinel for hundreds of years, or a fire in the 50-acre peat bog on Tullynally which threatens to spread to 'the main commercial spruce-woods to the west of the peat bog'; his fear of climate change and disease, or the sturdy young sapling giving him hope for the future, the book is never less than enthralling. Pakenham is a passionate writer, educator and entertainer, and brings both wit and wisdom to a subject of universal appeal.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780297866244 20160619
Science Library (Li and Ma)
Archive/Manuscript
1 vol.
Special Collections
Book
128 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 26 cm
  • Introduction
  • The tree story
  • How trees lift water
  • How trees stand up
  • Limits to height
  • Survival strategies
  • Trees in different climates
  • Specialist trees
  • Southern hemisphere trees
  • Trees and people
  • Glossary.
Science Library (Li and Ma)
Book
1 online resource (408 p.) : digital, PDF file(s).
  • Preface-- 1. An overview-- 2. Leaves: the food producers-- 3. 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. Age, health, damage and death: living in a hostile world-- 10. Trees and us-- Further reading-- Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781139026567 20160614
Trees are familiar components of many landscapes and have been vital in determining the ecology of our planet as well as the development of human cultures and communities. Yet how much do we really understand about how they work? This updated and revised edition provides a comprehensive introduction to all aspects of tree biology and ecology and presents the state-of-the-art discoveries in this area. The wonders and mysteries of trees are explored throughout the book and questions such as why leaves turn spectacular colours in the autumn, how water reaches the top of the tallest trees, or why the study of genetics has caused so many name changes in trees are all brilliantly answered. Written with a non-technical approach, this book will be a valuable source of reference for students and those with a less formal interest in this fascinating group of plants.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781139026567 20160614
Book
x, 401 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 25 cm
  • Preface-- 1. An overview-- 2. Leaves: the food producers-- 3. 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. Age, health, damage and death: living in a hostile world-- 10. Trees and us-- Further reading-- Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780521133586 20160613
Trees are familiar components of many landscapes and have been vital in determining the ecology of our planet as well as the development of human cultures and communities. Yet how much do we really understand about how they work? This updated and revised edition provides a comprehensive introduction to all aspects of tree biology and ecology and presents the state-of-the-art discoveries in this area. The wonders and mysteries of trees are explored throughout the book and questions such as why leaves turn spectacular colours in the autumn, how water reaches the top of the tallest trees, or why the study of genetics has caused so many name changes in trees are all brilliantly answered. Written with a non-technical approach, this book will be a valuable source of reference for students and those with a less formal interest in this fascinating group of plants.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780521133586 20160613
Science Library (Li and Ma)

7. Trees of the world [2013]

Book
290 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm
SAL3 (off-campus storage), Science Library (Li and Ma)
Book
xix, 459 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
  • What is a tree?
  • How trees became
  • Wood
  • All the trees in the world: Trees without flowers: the conifers
  • Trees with flowers: magnolias and other primitives
  • From palms and screw pines to yuccas and bamboos
  • The monocot trees
  • Thoroughly modern broadleaves
  • From oaks to mangoes: the glorious invention of rose-like eudicots
  • From handkerchief trees to teak: the daisy-like eudicots
  • The life of trees: How trees live
  • Which trees live where, and why
  • The social life of trees: war or peace?
  • Trees and us
  • The future with trees
  • Illustrations: The Buddha receiving enlightenment under a peepul tree
  • Judas tree
  • Jungle scene
  • Dicksonia
  • All land plants graph
  • Cycad
  • Ginko
  • Young yew
  • Bristlecone pine
  • Juniper
  • Magnolias and other primitives
  • Tulip tree
  • The flowering plant orders
  • Dragon tree
  • The monocots
  • Young royal palm
  • Double coconut palm
  • Bamboos
  • Traveler's palm
  • Large cacti
  • The eudicots
  • Baobab
  • The rosids
  • Banyan
  • Beech
  • Birch
  • Handkerchief tree
  • The asterids
  • Cannonball tree
  • Teak
  • Holly
  • Mangroves
  • Coastal redwoods rerooting themselves
  • Continental drift
  • Fig
  • Bat pollination
  • The syconium (fruit) of a fig
  • Agroforestry.
There are redwoods in California that were ancient by the time Columbus first landed, and pines still alive that germinated around the time humans invented writing. There are Douglas firs as tall as skyscrapers, and a banyan tree in Calcutta as big as a football field. From the tallest to the smallest, trees inspire wonder in all of us, and in "The Tree, " Colin Tudge travels around the world--throughout the United States, the Costa Rican rain forest, Panama and Brazil, India, New Zealand, China, and most of Europe--bringing to life stories and facts about the trees around us: how they grow old, how they eat and reproduce, how they talk to one another (and they do), and why they came to exist in the first place. He considers the pitfalls of being tall; the things that trees produce, from nuts and rubber to wood; and even the complicated debt that we as humans owe them. Tudge takes us to the Amazon in flood, when the water is deep enough to submerge the forest entirely and fish feed on fruit while river dolphins race through the canopy. He explains the "memory" of a tree: how those that have been shaken by wind grow thicker and sturdier, while those attacked by pests grow smaller leaves the following year; and reveals how it is that the same trees found in the United States are also native to China (but not Europe). From tiny saplings to centuries-old redwoods and desert palms, from the backyards of the American heartland to the rain forests of the Amazon and the bamboo forests, Colin Tudge takes the reader on a journey through history and illuminates our ever-present but often ignored companions. A blend of history, science, philosophy, and environmentalism, "The Tree" is an engaging and elegant look at the life of the tree and what modern research tells us about their future.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781400050369 20160527
Green Library
Book
224 p. : col. ill. ; 29 cm.
Green Library
Book
x, 451 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
The age of trees often inspires awe, from the redwoods of California to English oaks. We wonder how they live so long, and how they really work - after all, trees provide us with air to breathe, fruits to eat, and wood to build with - and they do the same for thousands of creatures and plants. "The Secret Life of Trees" explores the way trees work and what they are, finding out how they communicate, how they tell the time, how they came to exist, and much more. Strange and surprising, this witty and informative book will make everyone fall in love with the trees around them.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780713996982 20160527
Green Library
Book
2 v., 191, 191 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), map ; 23 cm.
  • Includes mini harback editions of MEETINGS WITH REMARKABLE TREES and REMARKABLE TREES OF THE WORLD.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780297843610 20160527
  • Introduction Natives Travellers Shrines Fantasies Survivors.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780297843504 20160528
After the worldwide success of his previous work, MEETINGS WITH REMARKABLE TREES - a stunning collection of 60 individual trees (and groups of trees) in Britain and Ireland chosen for their unusually strong personalities - Thomas Pakenham decided to hunt down and photograph another 60 remarkable trees scattered throughout the globe for REMARKABLE TREES OF THE WORLD. Now, for the very first time, Thomas Pakenham's complete ten-year tree odyssey is available in a beautiful two-book presentation slipcase. The perfect gift for all those who marvel at the wonders of nature.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780297843610 20160527
With this astonishing collection of tree portraits, Thomas Pakenham produced a new kind of tree book. The arrangement owed little to conventional botany. The sixty trees were grouped according to their own strong personalities: Natives, Travellers, Shrines, Fantasies and Survivors. From the ancient native trees, many of which are huge and immeasurably old, to the exotic newcomers from Europe, the East and North America, MEETINGS WITH REMARKABLE TREES captures the history and beauty of these entrancing living structures. Common to all these trees is their power to inspire awe and wonder. This is a lovingly researched book, beautifully illustrated with colour photographs, engravings and maps - a moving testimonial to the Earth s largest and oldest living structures.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780297843504 20160528
Green Library
Book
192 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 29cm.
  • Section One: Giants Section Two: Dwarfs Section Three: Methusalehs Section Four: Monuments Section Five: Aliens.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780297843009 20160528
Following the extraordinary success of MEETINGS WITH REMARKABLE TREES, Thomas Pakenham broadens his search for remarkable specimens around the world. From North and South America to Europe, from Asia and South Africa and Madagascar to Australia and New Zealand, he presents us with trees of personality and presence: Dwarfs, Giants, Monuments, and Aliens - the lovingly tended midgets of Japan; the massive 'General Sherman' of Sierra Nevada; the Mexican Tule Bald Cypress; the enormous strangler from India now romping about the University of Palermo in Sicily; and the 4,700 year old 'Old Methusalehs', the bristlecone pines discovered in the White Mountains of California. From ancient yews and ginkos to colossal redwoods and fairytale baobabs, this book is the fruit of Thomas Pakenham's search for the most remarkable trees of the world.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780297843009 20160528
Green Library
Book
ix, 286 p. : ill., map, charts ; 24 cm.
  • 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.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780521459631 20160528
Trees are familiar components of many landscapes, vital to the healthy functioning of the global ecosystem and unparalled in the range of materials which they provide for human use. Yet how much do we really understand about how they work? This book provides 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 questions such as how are trees designed, how do they grow and reproduce, and why do they eventually die tackled in an illuminating way. Written for a non-technical audience, the book is nonetheless rigorous in its treatment and will therefore provide a valuable source of reference for beginning students as well as those with a less formal interest in this fascinating group of plants.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780521459631 20160528
SAL3 (off-campus storage)

14. Fantastic trees [1995]

Book
xii, 308 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
A gallery of trees that thrust their roots into the air, produce flowers and fruit underground, tell time, make noises, change sex, commit suicide, or create their own rain. This edition includes updated nomenclature.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780881923247 20160527
SAL3 (off-campus storage)

15. Arboreto salvatico [1991]

Book
vi, 106 p. ; 23 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Book
vi p., 1 l., 290 p. illus. 24 cm.
Green Library, Media & Microtext Center
Book
55, [1] p. front., illus. 26 cm.
Media & Microtext Center

18. Animal damage [1983]

Book
[1] leaf : col. ill. ; 28 cm.
Green Library
Book
8 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
Green Library
Book
[5] leaves ; 28 cm.
Green Library

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