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    DescriptionA wide-ranging study of the symbolism and cultural meaning of the tree through history, from the Cosmic Tree of antiquity to modern European, American and Asian customs and beliefs. Many people today take the presence of trees for granted, unaware of their greater significance in stabilizing the Earth's ecology, or the veneration bestowed on them by ancient peoples. In the companion volume, The Spirit of Trees, Fred Hageneder captivated readers with a passionate and informed account of the natural life and ecology of trees. The Heritage of Trees, extends his description of the relationship between humanity and trees down the centuries, evoking forest customs, images and meanings of the forest from the Stone Age to modern times.

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    The Heritage of Trees
    History, Culture and Symbolism
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Fred Hageneder
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 224
    Width: 170 mm
    Height: 240 mm
    Thickness: 16 mm
    Weight: 643 g
    ISBN 13: 9780863153594
    ISBN 10: 0863153593

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    LC subject heading:
    BIC E4L: SCP
    BIC subject category V2: JFC
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.3
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    B&T General Subject: 560
    DC22: 582.160941
    BIC subject category V2: WNP, PSTS
    LC subject heading:
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 17400
    Ingram Subject Code: NA
    Libri: I-NA
    LC classification: QK
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: NAT034000
    DC21: 582.167
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    Publication date
    15 October 2002
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    Author Information
    Fred Hageneder is a harpist, graphic designer and artist whose passion for trees started in his teens. He has composed music for The Celtic Tree Circle, and painted tree portraits, many of which appear in The Spirit of Trees (Floris Books, 2000). Born in Hamburg, he now lives in the Cotswolds, England.
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    'A delightful book to read, well researched, very informative ... really interesting and with plenty of illustrations.' -- New View Magazine 'A concisely written anthropological account of tree-worship across several different ages and civilisations. An impressive breadth of knowledge.' -- Country Life, January 2002 'A fascinating book, well researched and richly illustrated. It deserves to be read by all of us that have an interest in the Tree at the centre of world evolution.' -- Ernst Nef, Camphill Correspondence, June 2002 'A real gift for those interested in the deeper meaning of trees.' -- Scientific and Medical Network Review, April 2002