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    DescriptionProfessional arborist and award-winning nature writer, William Bryant Logan deftly relates the delightful history of the reciprocal relationship between humans and oak trees since time immemorial. From the ink of Bach's cantatas, to the wagon, the barrel and the sword, oak trees have been a constant presence throughout history. In fact, civilisation prospered where oaks grew and for centuries these supremely adaptable, generous trees have supported humans in nearly every facet of life. In his "quirky eulogy to Quercus" ("The Guardian") Logan combines science, philosophy, spirituality and history with a contagious curiosity about why the natural world works the way it does.

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    The Frame of Civilization
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) William Bryant Logan
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 320
    Width: 135 mm
    Height: 208 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 295 g
    ISBN 13: 9780393327786
    ISBN 10: 0393327787

    BIC E4L: COU
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: WZ
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S7.0
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: PD
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T General Subject: 560
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 16000
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    Ingram Subject Code: NA
    Libri: I-NA
    BISAC V2.8: TEC056000
    BIC subject category V2: TVR
    B&T Approval Code: A80070000, A62501500
    BISAC V2.8: NAT034000
    DC22: 634.9721, 634.9/721
    LC classification: SD397.O12 L64 2006
    LC subject heading: ,
    Thema V1.0: WNP
    New edition
    Edition statement
    New edition
    Illustrations note
    Illustrations, maps
    WW Norton & Co
    Imprint name
    WW Norton & Co
    Publication date
    25 August 2006
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Review quote
    "His underpinning achievement in this book is to make us appreciate just how central one family of trees has been to a whole spectrum of human activities and achievements... wise and excellent..." Mark Cocker, The Times Literary Supplement * "There is no talk of hugging trees in the extraordinary little book, Oak: The Frame of Civilization, but I feel sure that Logan is a tree-hugger." Stephen Anderton, Literary Review * "A dazzling book, full of knowledge and rare wisdom, too." Thomas Pakenham"