Oak

Oak

The Frame of Civilization

Book - 2005
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A history of the oak tree identifies its significance in religious rites, homemaking, travel, literature, and the outcome of key military conflicts, in an account that documents the communitarian and educational nature of the oak and what it reveals about the natural world's link to science, philosophy, spirituality, and other human disciplines. 20
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Co., c2005.
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780393047738
0393047733
Branch Call Number: 634.9721 LOGAN W
Characteristics: 336 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm.
Alternative Title: Oak

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Mar 27, 2010

Oak trees and almost everything you wanted to know about them especially their contribution to humanity over time: as timbers for dwellings; the wood for entire fleets of vessels; and even as food for humanity --- in fact Logan goes so far as to suggest that early man was nurtured not by grains but by acorns. The role of the blue jay and the dispersal of the oak tree is also of curious interest.
A book that will broaden your appreciation for this mightyest of trees in nature's temperate forests.

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