124 pages, 3 line drawings
Have you ever wondered how the Black Death affected forests and climate in Europe? Do you know which are the oldest trees, and which are the biggest?
Have you any idea what connection Karl Marx, Arthur Miller, Claude Monet and Alexander Dubcek have with forests; or why there's more language diversity in forest-rich regions; or what 'moon trees' are? These questions and many others are answered in this book.
The increasing awareness of forest-related issues in the last decade has prompted the publication of many books, scientific papers and official reports that deal with individual or collective aspects of these roles of forests and trees. However, Mikael Grut's contribution is not simply another one of these publications. It is a collection of descriptions and definitions of more than five hundred terms and subjects selected by the author as interesting to himself but clearly of global interest. It covers truly a miscellany of facts and for most of them it includes historically fascinating facts and relationships.
- Professor Jeffery Burley, CBE, Director-emeritus, Oxford Forestry Institute
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