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    DescriptionThe yew is one of the most fascinating and versatile life forms on Earth, botanically rich and intriguing and culturally almost without comparison. In history, mythology, religion, folklore, medicine and in warfare, the yew bears timeless witness to a deep relationship with mankind. It is the tree that Darwin often rested beneath and under which he wanted to be buried until public opinion decreed a higher status internment in Westminster Abbey. It was under the great Ankerwyke yew at Runnymede in Buckinghamshire that Magna Carta is believed to have been sworn by the barons in 1215. In 1803 Wordsworth celebrated the great yew in Lorton Vale, 'single, in the midst of its own darkness', a tree under which both the great Quaker George Fox and John Wesley preached. In many cultures it is the Tree of Life, and its association with churchyards in Britain and Europe has given it a particular claim on the popular imagination as a living link between our landscapes and those of the distant past. Fred Hageneder's fascinating book is the first to cover all aspects of the botany as well as the cultural history and remarkable mythology of the genus Taxus.

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    Yew: A History
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Fred Hageneder
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 320
    Width: 200 mm
    Height: 260 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 980 g
    ISBN 13: 9780752459455
    ISBN 10: 0752459457

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: SCP
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.3
    B&T General Subject: 560
    BIC subject category V2: WNP
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 24270
    Ingram Subject Code: NA
    BISAC V2.8: SCI011000
    LC classification: QK
    BISAC V2.8: NAT034000
    Abridged Dewey: 634
    BISAC V2.8: HIS054000
    DC22: 585.6
    Thema V1.0: WNP
    Illustrations note
    Illustrations (chiefly col.)
    The History Press Ltd
    Imprint name
    The History Press Ltd
    Publication date
    01 June 2011
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    Author Information
    FRED HAGENEDER is Chairman of Friends of the Trees and founder of the Ancient Yew Tree group (http://www.ancient-yew.org/) , aimed to protect and promote yew trees throughout Europe. He has devoted 20 years to collecting wide-ranging material on trees. His website is www.spirit-of-trees.de
    Review quote
    "A work of art and a labor of love." --Professor Ronald Hutton, author, "The Triumph of the Moon"" "