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Treasured Trees

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This book is a celebration of trees, with beautiful botanical art as its centerpiece, accompanied by an entertaining and informative text. The paintings by Japanese artist Masumi Yamanaka illustrate the oldest and finest trees growing at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, showing the flowers and foliage and sometimes fruit at different stages throughout the year. This book accompanies an exhibition at The Shirley Sherwood Gallery of Botanical Art at Kew opening in Spring 2015. These unique paintings are accompanied by the artist s commentary on the process of painting each tree and her personal experience with them. Masumi also provides an artist s preface, describing the progress of the paintings from sketch to finished work. Renowned author Martyn Rix provides detailed text to accompany each tree, describing the natural distribution and cultivation history, as well as other points of interest including uses and associated wildlife. Kew s Tony Kirkham provides an introductory chapter describing the history of tree planting at Kew Gardens and the measures taken to keep them healthy, as well as looking at other great arboreta around the world. This book is ideal for all those lovers of trees and botanical art, and celebrates the strong association many of us have with trees and their presence in the landscape."

Treasured Trees

Author : Masumi Yamanaka
ISBN : 1842465864
Genre : Art
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This book is a celebration of trees, with beautiful botanical art as its centerpiece, accompanied by an entertaining and informative text. The paintings by Japanese artist Masumi Yamanaka illustrate the oldest and finest trees growing at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, showing the flowers and foliage and sometimes fruit at different stages throughout the year. This book accompanies an exhibition at The Shirley Sherwood Gallery of Botanical Art at Kew opening in Spring 2015. These unique paintings are accompanied by the artist's commentary on the process of painting each tree and her personal experience with them. Masumi also provides an artist's preface, describing the progress of the paintings from sketch to finished work. Renowned author Martyn Rix provides detailed text to accompany each tree, describing the natural distribution and cultivation history, as well as other points of interest including uses and associated wildlife. Kew's Tony Kirkham provides an introductory chapter describing the history of tree planting at Kew Gardens and the measures taken to keep them healthy, as well as looking at other great arboreta around the world. This book is ideal for all those lovers of trees and botanical art, and celebrates the strong association many of us have with trees and their presence in the landscape.

Tommy S Treasured Christmas Tree

Author : Thomas M. Johnson
ISBN : 9781479723263
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Once upon a time (all good stories begin with once upon a time) there was a beautiful Christmas tree. It was likely the most beautiful Christmas tree that little Tommy had ever seen. Of course, he was only 7, so he hadnt actually seen that many. This was the fi rst time that little Tommy was old enough to help select the familys Christmas tree. The weekend before Christmas, the family had piled into Grandpas old pickup truck and driven to the tree farm outside of town.

Treasured Discovering Wholeness Under The Tree Of Life

Author : Linda Townsend
ISBN : 9781387240852
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Benjamin Bumpkin And The Treasured Tree

Author : Colin Bonnington
ISBN : 1999939425
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In this story written and illustrated by wildlife conservation scientist Dr Colin Bonnington, all the animals love the treasured tree, but three vile villians love it too, or at least the money they could get for its timber. Can the animals, lead by Major Dendrocopos, the woodpecker, help young Benjamin Bumpkin protect the tremendous tree?

Survivors The A Bombed Trees Of Hiroshima

Author : David Petersen
ISBN : 9781409205012
Genre : History
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, built at what was once the hypocenter of an atomic blast, is the most visible sign of the city's renaissance as a force for peace in 21st century politics. But it is not the only reminder of the spirit of Hiroshima. Less well-known are the scores of "survivors" dotting the metropolitan landscape. These treasured trees, shrubs, and groves date from before the bombing on August 6th 1945. They were spared from annihilation, and are now carefully tended by the schools, homes, temples, and shrines entrusted by fate with their care. Based on a three-year stay in the city by the authors, this pictorial journey into the heart of Hiroshima documents more than 50 sites and 75 trees. There are maps, bilingual place names and addresses, snapshots of local culture, and overviews of each species of plant. Never-before published translations of essays by the a-bomb survivor Tamiki Hara are also included as meditations on the meaning of peace in difficult times.

Lives Of The Trees

Author : Diana Wells
ISBN : 1565129695
Genre : Gardening
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Diana Wells, author of 100 Flowers and How They Got Their Names now turns her attention to something bigger—our deep-rooted relationship with trees. As she investigates the names and meanings of trees, telling their legends and lore, she reminds us of just how innately bound we are to these protectors of our planet. Since the human race began, we have depended on them for food, shade, shelter and fuel, not to mention furniture, musical instruments, medicine utensils and more. Wells has a remarkable ability to dig up the curious and the captivating: At one time, a worm found in a hazelnut prognosticated ill fortune. Rowan trees were planted in churchyards to prevent the dead from rising from their graves. Greek arrows were soaked in deadly yew, and Shakespeare’s witches in Macbeth used “Gall of goat and slips of Yew” to make their lethal brew. One bristlecone pine, at about 4,700 years old, is thought to be the oldest living plant on earth. All this and more can be found in the beautifully illustrated pages (themselves born of birch bark!) of 100 Trees.

Champion Trees Of Arkansas

Author : Linda Williams Palmer
ISBN : 9781682260128
Genre : Art
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In Champion Trees of Arkansas, Linda Williams Palmer explores the state’s largest trees of their species, registered with the Arkansas Forestry Commission as “champions.” Through her beautiful colored-pencil drawings, each magnificent tree is interpreted through the lens of season, location, history, and human connection. Readers will get to know the cherrybark oak, rendered in fall colors, an avatar for the passing of seasons. The sugar maple, with its bare limbs and weather-beaten trunk, stands sentry over the headstones in a confederate cemetery. The 350-year-old white oak was once dubbed the Council Oak by Native Americans, and the post oak, cared for by generations of the same family, has its own story to tell. Palmer travelled from Delta swamps to Ozark and Ouachita mountain ridges over a seven-year period to see and document the champions and to talk with property owners and others willing to share the stories of how these trees are beloved and protected by the community, and often entwined with its history. Champion Trees of Arkansas is sure to inspire art and nature lovers everywhere.

Treasured Time With Five To Ten Year Olds

Author : Jan Brennan
ISBN : 0874835011
Genre : Family & Relationships
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Brennan has created a handbook of activities and pastimes for parents to enjoy with their children. This book devotes one chapter to each month of the year, offering activities, recipes, rhymes, readings, and games that are different, yet uncomplicated. Any parent can share them with materials they have on hand.

The Creative Destruction Of Manhattan 1900 1940

Author : Max Page
ISBN : 0226644693
Genre : Architecture
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"The oxymoron "creative destruction" suggests the tensions that are at the heart of urban life: between stability and change, between particular places and undifferentiated spaces, between market forces and planning controls, and between the "natural" and "unnatural" in city growth. Page investigates these cultural counter weights through case studies of Manhattan's development, with depictions ranging from private real estate development along Fifth Avenue to Jacob Riis's slum clearance efforts on the Lower East Side, from the elimination of street trees to the efforts to save City Hall from demolition. Contrary to the popular sense of New York as an ahistorical city - the past as recalled by powerful citizens - was in fact, at the heart of defining how the city would be built."--BOOK JACKET.

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