Oak The Frame of Civilization

Author(s): William Bryant Logan


Professional 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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William Bryant Logan is a Quill & Trowel Award-winning writer, a member of the faculty at the New York Botanical Garden, a sought-after lecturer and teacher, and a practicing arborist. He is the author of Oak and Dirt, the latter of which was made into an award-winning documentary. He lives in New York City and the Hudson Valley.

General Fields

  • : 9780393327786
  • : W W Norton & Co Ltd
  • : W W Norton & Co Ltd
  • : August 2006
  • : 211mm X 140mm X 20mm
  • : United States
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : William Bryant Logan
  • : Paperback
  • : 1
  • : English
  • : 634.9721
  • : 335
  • : Illustrations, maps