Behind The Cedar Scent 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 Ginkgo 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, Chef, And Climber Of Trees Not bad This book is far from being the exhaustive reference guide to trees, but it does offer up 150 mini biographies of various tree species, along with tidbits about their uses as well as sowing advice Lovely vintage herbarium illustrations accompany the text. Very brief profile points some tidbits interesting than others.
Is a well-known author, some of his books are a fascination for readers like in the Hidden Natural Histories book, this is one of the most wanted Noël Kingsbury author readers around the world.
- 224 pages
- Hidden Natural Histories
- Noël Kingsbury
- 05 March 2017 Noël Kingsbury