Oak: The Frame of Civilization

Oak: The Frame of Civilization

William Bryant Logan

The final distance race is inside your reach―a thoroughly up to date version of the now-classic work.

specialist arborist and award-winning nature author William Bryant Logan deftly relates the pleasant historical past of the reciprocal dating among people and oak timber for the reason that time immemorial―a profound hyperlink that has nearly been forgotten. From the ink of Bach’s cantatas, to the 1st boat to arrive the recent global, to the wagon, the barrel, and the sword, oak timber were a continuing presence all through our background. in truth, civilization prospered the place oaks grew, and for hundreds of years those supremely adaptable, beneficiant bushes have supported humankind in approximately each aspect of lifestyles. “With an unabashed enthusiasm for his topic” (Carol Haggas, Booklist) Logan combines technological know-how, philosophy, spirituality, and background with a contagious interest approximately why the wildlife works how it does. instantaneously funny and reverent, “this most suitable acknowledgment of a common wonder” (Publishing News) reintroduces the oak tree in order that we'd see its bright presence all through our historical past and our sleek global.

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