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A sanctuary of trees : beechnuts, birdsongs, baseball bats, and benedictions, Gene Logsdon

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A sanctuary of trees : beechnuts, birdsongs, baseball bats, and benedictions
Title
A sanctuary of trees
Title remainder
beechnuts, birdsongs, baseball bats, and benedictions
Statement of responsibility
Gene Logsdon
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Language
eng
Summary
"As author Gene Logsdon puts it, 'We are all tree huggers.' But not just for sentimental or even environmental reasons. Humans have always depended on trees for our food, shelter, livelihood, and safety. In many ways, despite the Grimm's fairy-tale version of the dark, menacing forest, most people still hold a deep cultural love of woodland settings, and feel right at home in the woods. In this latest book, A Sanctuary of Trees, Logsdon offers a loving tribute to the woods, tracing the roots of his own home groves in Ohio back to the Native Americans and revealing his own history and experiences living in many locations, each of which was different, yet inextricably linked with trees and the natural world. Whether as an adolescent studying at a seminary or as a journalist living just outside Philadelphia's city limits, Gene has always lived and worked close to the woods, and his curiosity and keen sense of observation have taught him valuable lessons about a wide variety of trees: their distinct characteristics and the multiple benefits and uses they have. In addition to imparting many fascinating practical details of woods wisdom, A Sanctuary of Trees is infused with a philosophy and descriptive lyricism that is born from the author's passionate and lifelong relationship with nature:There is a point at which the tree shudders before it begins its descent. Then slowly it tips, picks up speed, often with a kind of wailing death cry from rending wood fibers, and hits the ground with a whump that literally shakes the earth underfoot. The air, in the aftermath, seems to shimmy and shiver, as if saturated with static electricity. Then follows an eerie silence, the absolute end to a very long life. Fitting squarely into the long and proud tradition of American nature writing, A Sanctuary of Trees also reflects Gene Logsdon's unique personality and perspective, which have marked him over the course of his two dozen previous books as the authentic voice of rural life and traditions"--
Summary
Offers a loving tribute to the woods, and describes their distinct characteristics and the multiple benefits and uses they have, fitting squarely into the long and proud tradition of American nature writing
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10129734
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Logsdon, Gene
Dewey number
511/.52
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
QK475
LC item number
.L64 2012
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Trees
  • Trees
  • Trees
  • Trees
  • Nature in literature
  • Philosophy of nature
  • Human-plant relationships
  • Human beings
  • Country life
  • NATURE / General
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs
Target audience
adult
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beechnuts, birdsongs, baseball bats, and benedictions
Label
A sanctuary of trees : beechnuts, birdsongs, baseball bats, and benedictions, Gene Logsdon
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http://www.netread.com/jcusers/1303/2528193/image/lgcover.3491003.jpg
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Discovering tranquility -- Babes in the woods -- Going to school in the forest -- Woodcutting days -- Beginning a life in the woods -- Suburban wildwood -- Our own sanctuary at last -- The creekside grove -- The flowering of our woodlands -- Naming the trees -- How big a woodlot for fuel independence? -- The dark side of the woods -- Your own low-cost wood products -- The living architecture of a tree -- Practical wildwood food -- Jewels in wood -- Starting a grove from scratch -- Keeping the sanctuary lamps burning
Control code
858674
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9781603584012
Lccn
2011052013
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(Sirsi) i9781603584012
Label
A sanctuary of trees : beechnuts, birdsongs, baseball bats, and benedictions, Gene Logsdon
Link
http://www.netread.com/jcusers/1303/2528193/image/lgcover.3491003.jpg
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Discovering tranquility -- Babes in the woods -- Going to school in the forest -- Woodcutting days -- Beginning a life in the woods -- Suburban wildwood -- Our own sanctuary at last -- The creekside grove -- The flowering of our woodlands -- Naming the trees -- How big a woodlot for fuel independence? -- The dark side of the woods -- Your own low-cost wood products -- The living architecture of a tree -- Practical wildwood food -- Jewels in wood -- Starting a grove from scratch -- Keeping the sanctuary lamps burning
Control code
858674
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9781603584012
Lccn
2011052013
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(Sirsi) i9781603584012

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