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The Yew Tree: A Thousand Whispers

Jr. Hal Hartzell

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ISBN 10: 0938493132 / ISBN 13: 9780938493136
Published by Hulogosi, Eugene, Oregon
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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The boards are very lightly shelf worn and the previous owners name is written at the top edge of the front attached endpaper, otherwise the boards are bright and clean, the pages are crisp and clean, without tears, the text is unmarked, and the book is tightly bound and in near fine condition. The dustwrapper is lightly shelf worn, slightly sunned at the spine, and there are small closed tears and creases at the corners of the top edges, otherwise the dustwrapper is clean, unmarked, unclipped, in mylar, and in good condition. (NF/G.) 319pp. Bookseller Inventory # 23726

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Title: The Yew Tree: A Thousand Whispers

Publisher: Hulogosi, Eugene, Oregon

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Edition: First Edition.

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Book by Hartzell Jr, Hal

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The story of the yew tree is hundreds if not thousands of years old. Who doesn't recall Robin Hood and his "bow of yew"? In several fascinating chapters, Hartzell traces the tree's history and mythology and then describes the ancient yew trees that survive in English churchyards, probably because the churches were built on pagan sites sacred to the yew tree. He also discusses the dilemma concerning the yew tree of the Pacific Northwest. Once used by Native Americans to make tools and artifacts and as a medical cure-all, it now faces extinction because its bark contains a powerful anti-cancer drug, taxol. The story of environmentalists versus industry is disturbing, but common; what is fascinating about this book is the history of the tree itself. Highly recommended as an addition to natural history or environmental collections. A video on the taxol controversy, The Yew-Tree & Cancer: A Modern Dilemma , is available from the publisher for $24.95.--Ed.
- Eleanor Maass, Maass Assocs., New Milford, Pa.
Copyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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