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The Resource Witness tree : seasons of change with a century-old oak, Lynda V. Mapes

Witness tree : seasons of change with a century-old oak, Lynda V. Mapes

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Witness tree : seasons of change with a century-old oak
Title
Witness tree
Title remainder
seasons of change with a century-old oak
Statement of responsibility
Lynda V. Mapes
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In the life of this one grand oak, we can see for ourselves the results of one hundred years of rapid environmental change. It's leafing out earlier, and dropping its leaves later as the climate warms. Even the inner workings of individual leaves have changed to accommodate more CO2 in our atmosphere. Climate science can seem dense, remote, and abstract. But through the lens of this one tree, it becomes immediate and intimate. In Witness Tree, environmental reporter Lynda V. Mapes takes us through her year living with one red oak at the Harvard Forest. We learn about carbon cycles and leaf physiology, but also experience the seasons as people have for centuries, watching for each new bud, and listening for each new bird and frog call in spring. We savor the cadence of falling autumn leaves, and glory of snow and starry winter nights. Lynda takes us along as she climbs high into the oak's swaying boughs, and scientists core deep into the oak's heartwood, dig into its roots and probe the teeming life of the soil. She brings us eye-level with garter snakes and newts, and alongside the squirrels and jays devouring the oak's acorns. Season by season she reveals the secrets of trees, how they work, and sustain a vast community of lives, including our own. The oak is a living timeline and witness to climate change. While stark in its implications, Witness Tree is a beautiful and lyrical read, rich in detail, sweeps of weather, history, people, and animals. It is a story rooted in hope, beauty, wonder, and the possibility of renewal in people's connection to nature
Summary
An intimate look at one majestic hundred-year-old oak tree through four seasons--and the reality of global climate change it reveals
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10560758
Cataloging source
DLC
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1959-
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Mapes, Lynda
Dewey number
577.309744/3
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Forest ecology
  • Oak
  • Harvard Forest (Mass. : Forest)
  • Forest ecology
  • Oak
  • Massachusetts
Target audience
adult
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seasons of change With a century-old oak
Label
Witness tree : seasons of change with a century-old oak, Lynda V. Mapes
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Me and my tree -- A beneficent monarch -- To know a tree -- A forest, lost and found -- Talkative trees -- The language of leaves -- Witness tree -- Past and future forests -- Carbon -- In this together
Control code
ocn974008170
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
224 pages
Isbn
9781632862532
Lccn
2016029248
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
12967328
System control number
(OCoLC)974008170
Label
Witness tree : seasons of change with a century-old oak, Lynda V. Mapes
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Me and my tree -- A beneficent monarch -- To know a tree -- A forest, lost and found -- Talkative trees -- The language of leaves -- Witness tree -- Past and future forests -- Carbon -- In this together
Control code
ocn974008170
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
224 pages
Isbn
9781632862532
Lccn
2016029248
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
12967328
System control number
(OCoLC)974008170

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