Treepedia - A Brief Compendium of Arboreal Lore - Joan Maloof

Princeton University Press


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Treepedia: A Brief Compendium of Arboreal Lore by Joan Maloof / ISBN 9780691208756 / An attractive little 150-page hardcover, about 5 x 7 inches (part of a series with Fungipedia), published by Princeton University Press


A captivating A–Z treasury for the tree hugger in all of us

"What a wonderful book. Readers can explore the historical and cultural importance of trees while learning about the botanical, anatomical, and physiological marvels of trees. I am astounded at the breadth of information covered in such a relatively short volume, and the illustrations are beautiful, with excellent attention to detail."―Brett A. Huggett, Bates College

Treepedia is an entertaining and fact-filled illustrated compendium of tree lore. Featuring nearly 100 entries―on topics ranging from tree ecology and conservation to the role of trees in religion, literature, art, and movies―this enticing collection is a celebration of all things arboreal.

In this charming book, Joan Maloof explains the difference between a cedar and a cypress, and reveals where to find the most remarkable trees on the planet. She tells the story behind the venerable Bodhi Tree, and describes peculiar species like baobabs and Fitzroya. Maloof profiles legendary conservationists such as Julia "Butterfly" Hill, John Muir, Wangari Maathai, and Ken Wu. She discusses reforestation, proforestation, emerald ash borers, the ents from The Lord of the Rings, culturally modified trees, the ill-fated and controversial Redwood Summer, and much more. The book's portable size makes it the perfect travel companion no matter where your love of the forest may lead you.

With enchanting illustrations by Maren Westfall, Treepedia is a fun and informative book that is guaranteed to inspire anyone who has ever enjoyed a walk in the woods.

Features a real cloth cover with an elaborate foil-stamped design / Uses 100 percent recycled, uncoated, wood-free paper

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