The Overstory

The Overstory
Author : Richard Powers
Publisher : Random House
Total Pages : 512
Release : 2018-04-05
ISBN 10 : 9781473554481
ISBN 13 : 1473554489
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Overstory Book Description:

· · · SHORTLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2018 · · · ‘Autumn makes me think of leaves, which makes me think of trees, which makes me think of The Overstory, the best novel ever written about trees, and really, just one of the best novels, period.’ - Ann Patchett 'It's a masterpiece.' - Tim Winton 'It’s not possible for Powers to write an uninteresting book.' - Margaret Atwood A monumental novel about trees and people by one of our most 'prodigiously talented' (The New York Times Book Review) novelists. The Overstory unfolds in concentric rings of interlocking fables that range from antebellum New York to the late twentieth-century Timber Wars of the Pacific Northwest and beyond: An Air Force loadmaster in the Vietnam War is shot out of the sky, then saved by falling into a banyan. An artist inherits a hundred years of photographic portraits, all of the same doomed American chestnut. A hard-partying undergraduate in the late 1980s electrocutes herself, dies and is sent back into life by creatures of air and light. A hearing- and speech-impaired scientist discovers that trees are communicating with one another. These four, and five other strangers – each summoned in different ways by trees – are brought together in a last and violent stand to save the continent’s few remaining acres of virgin forest. There is a world alongside ours – vast, slow, interconnected, resourceful, magnificently inventive and almost invisible to us. This is the story of a handful of people who learn how to see that world and who are drawn up into its unfolding catastrophe.

The Overstory Book

The Overstory Book
Author : Craig R. Elevitch
Publisher : PAR
Total Pages : 526
Release : 2004
ISBN 10 : 9780970254436
ISBN 13 : 0970254431
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Overstory Book Book Description:

Whether in a small backyard or a larger farm or forest, trees are vital to the web of life. Protecting and planting trees can restore wildlife habitat, heal degraded land, conserve soil, protect watersheds, diversify farm or garden products, beautify landscapes, and enhance the economic and ecological viability of land use systems. Careful planning and sound information is needed to reach these goals. The Overstory Book distills essential information about working with trees into 134 short, easy-to-read, single-subject chapters. Each chapter shares key concepts and useful information, so readers can get back to planting and protecting more trees, gardens, and forests, more effectively. * Discover time-tested agricultural and conservation techniques from indigenous and traditional peoples * Work with beneficial microorganisms, from mycorrhizal fungi to nitrogen-fixing bacteria and more * Create abundance with fruit trees, timber trees, vine crops, vegetables, mushrooms, and more * Form alliances with animals, from wildlife, birds, and insects to integrated, free-range livestock * Design effective tree-based windbreaks, noise barriers, live fences, and erosion buffers * Understand how to grow or obtain the highest quality seeds, seedlings, and plant materials * Restore fertility, productivity, and biodiversity with trees * Work with multipurpose plants including trees, palms, bamboos, and more * Market products effectively to improve economic returns sustainably * Locate helpful internet sites, organizations, people, and publications * And much more!

The Overstory

The Overstory
Author : Richard Powers
Publisher : W. W. Norton
Total Pages : 502
Release : 2019-04-02
ISBN 10 : 039335668X
ISBN 13 : 9780393356687
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Overstory Book Description:

The Overstory, winner of the 2019 Pulitzer Prize in Fiction, is a sweeping, impassioned work of activism and resistance that is also a stunning evocation of--and paean to--the natural world. From the roots to the crown and back to the seeds, Richard Powers's twelfth novel unfolds in concentric rings of interlocking fables that range from antebellum New York to the late twentieth-century Timber Wars of the Pacific Northwest and beyond. There is a world alongside ours--vast, slow, interconnected, resourceful, magnificently inventive, and almost invisible to us. This is the story of a handful of people who learn how to see that world and who are drawn up into its unfolding catastrophe.

USDA Forest Service Research Note SE

USDA Forest Service Research Note SE
Author : Southeastern Forest Experiment Station (Asheville, N.C.)
Publisher :
Total Pages :
Release : 1974
ISBN 10 : UOM:39015027135410
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

USDA Forest Service Research Note SE Book Description:

Research Note SO

Research Note SO
Author :
Publisher :
Total Pages :
Release : 1973
ISBN 10 : UOM:39015056625513
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Research Note SO Book Description:

Agriculture Handbook

Agriculture Handbook
Author :
Publisher :
Total Pages :
Release : 1971
ISBN 10 : UCR:31210018135036
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Agriculture Handbook Book Description:

Set includes revised editions of some issues.