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Finding the mother tree : discovering the wisdom of the forest / Suzanne Simard.

Available copies

  • 2 of 2 copies available at Heritage Public Library.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Charles City B SIM (Text) 39001100002867 New Books Available -
New Kent B SIM (Text) 39001000291525 New Books Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780525656098
  • ISBN: 052565609X
  • Physical Description: 348 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates: illustrations (chiefly color) ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2021.

Content descriptions

General Note:
"This is a Borzoi book" -- title page verso.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages [313]-332) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction: Connections -- Ghosts in the forest -- Hand fallers -- Parched -- Treed -- Killing soil -- Alder swales -- Bar fight -- Radioactive -- Quid pro quo -- Painting rocks -- Miss Birch -- Nine-hour commute -- Core sampling -- Birthdays -- Passing the wand -- Epilogue: The Mother Tree project.
Summary, etc.:
"A personal and scientific work on trees, forests, and the author's profound discoveries of tree communication"-- Provided by publisher.
Simard illuminates the fascinating and vital truths: that trees are not simply the source of timber or pulp, but are a complicated, interdependent circle of life; that forests are social, cooperative creatures connected through underground networks by which trees communicate their vitality and vulnerabilities with communal lives not that different from our own. At the center of it all, the Mother Trees: the mysterious, powerful forces that connect and sustain the others that surround them. Born and raised into a logging world in the rainforests of British Columbia, Simard writes of her own journey of understanding who we are and our place in the world, and how the Mother Tree nurtures the forest in the profound ways that families and human societies do. -- adapted from jacket
Subject: Simard, S. (Suzanne)
Forest conservation
Trees > Conservation.
Forest regeneration
Conservationists > United States > Biography
Women conservationists > United States > Biography.
Genre: Autobiographies
Biographies

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