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Trees are one of Earth's oldest existing life forms and silent witnesses to human evolution and the passing of time. Many people today are unaware of their significance for the Earth's ecology, as well as their medicinal and nutritional properties or the veneration bestowed on them by ancient peoples.
This book captures all these elements in an inspiring holistic appraisal. Hageneder looks in detail at twenty-four of Europe's and North America's best-loved trees: their physical characteristics―their healing powers, traditions associated with them, and how they have inspired humankind through the ages.
The Spirit of Trees is beautifully illustrated with black and white photographs and illustrations.
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Fred Hageneder is a harpist, graphic designer, and artist whose passion for trees started in his teens. He has composed music for The Celtic Tree Circle, and painted tree portraits, many of which appear in The Spirit of Trees (Floris Books, 2000). Born in Hamburg, he now lives in the Cotswolds, England.Review:
"An attractive, well-illustrated, and rewarding book that explores the relationship between humanity and trees." -- New Age Retailer, Nov/Dec 2001
"Hagender's passion for his subject and the wealth of scientific fact...have resulted in a virtual arboretum...of best-loved trees." -- Napra Review, December 2001
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Book Description Floris Books, 2006. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M086315557X