The Social Life of Trees Anthropological Perspectives on Tree Symbolism (Materializing Culture) by Laura Rival

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Published by Berg Publishers .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Social Science,
  • Trees,
  • Folklore,
  • Anthropology (Specific Aspects),
  • Cultural And Social Anthropology,
  • Symbolic aspects,
  • Sociology,
  • Forests and forestry,
  • Anthropology - Cultural,
  • Ecology,
  • Trees & Forests - General,
  • Social Science / Anthropology / General,
  • Anthropology - General,
  • Congresses

Book details

The Physical Object
FormatHardcover
Number of Pages256
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8623661M
ISBN 101859739237
ISBN 109781859739235

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Contents List of Figures ix List of Tables xi Preface xiii 1 Trees, from Symbols of Life and Regeneration to Political Artefacts Laura Rival 1 Part I Why Trees Are Good to Think.

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‘You cannot read this book and walk through the bush the same way again. It changes your thinking forever.’ —Kathleen Noonan, Courier Mail ‘Peter Wohlleben’s new book The Hidden Life of Trees has given me an entirely new perspective. It’s a fascinating insight into the language of trees: how they communicate with each other and even.

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Trees fight no more than do the leaves on a single tree. In my tree filled park in the middle of New York City, my daily walks are now like walks into a new country, a community of trees above and underground, helping one another survive, grow and reach for the skies.

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The original tree was planted in the late 16th century and. Wohlleben previously saw trees as little more than raw materials that would be happy to occupy a space at the local lumberyard, he said.

In his book, he writes he knew about as much about the hidden life of trees as a butcher knows about the emotional life of animals. But that slowly changed as he began serving as a guide through Germany's forests.Search the world's most comprehensive index of full-text books.

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