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The Resource The glorious life of the oak, John Lewis-Stempel

The glorious life of the oak, John Lewis-Stempel

Label
The glorious life of the oak
Title
The glorious life of the oak
Statement of responsibility
John Lewis-Stempel
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
'The oak is the wooden tie between heaven and earth. It is the lynch pin of the British landscape.' The oak is our most beloved and most common tree. It has roots that stretch back to all the old European cultures but Britain has more ancient oaks than all the other European countries put together. More than half the ancient oaks in the world are in Britain. Many of our ancestors - the Angles, the Saxons, the Norse - came to the British Isles in longships made of oak. For centuries the oak touched every part of a Briton's life - from cradle to coffin It was oak that made the 'wooden walls' of Nelson's navy, and the navy that allowed Britain to rule the world. Even in the digital Apple age, the real oak has resonance - the word speaks of fortitude, antiquity, pastoralism. 'The Glorious Life of the Oak' explores our long relationship with this iconic tree
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
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Lewis-Stempel, John
Dewey number
  • 583.6'5
  • 583.6'5
  • 583.65
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Oak
  • Popular Science and Mathematics
Label
The glorious life of the oak, John Lewis-Stempel
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9780857525819
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
88 pages
Isbn
9780857525819
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white)
Label
The glorious life of the oak, John Lewis-Stempel
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9780857525819
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
88 pages
Isbn
9780857525819
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white)

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