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The Tree
A Natural History of what trees are, how they live, and why they matter

Tudge, Colin
Publisher:  Crown, USA
Year Published:  2006   First Published:  2005
Pages:  460pp   ISBN:  13-978-1-4000-5036-9
Library of Congress Number:  QK475 T.83 2006   Dewey:  582.16--dc
Resource Type:  Book


Table of Contents

List of Illustrations and Figures
Preface and Author's Note

I What Is a Tree ?
1. Trees in Mind: Simple Questions with Complicated Answers
2. Keeping Track
3. How Trees Became
4. Woods

II All the Trees in the World
5. Trees Without Flowers: The Conifers
6. Trees with Flowers: Magnolias and other Primitives
7. From Palms and Screw Pines to Yucca and Bamboos: The Monocot Trees
8. Thoroughly Modern Broadleaves
9. From Oaks to Mangoes: The Glorious Inventory of Rose-like Eudicots
10. From Handkerchief Trees to Teak: The Daisy-like Eudicots

III The Life of Trees
11. How Trees Live
12. Which trees Live Where, and Why
13. The Social Life of Trees: War or Peace?

IV Trees and Us
14. The Future with Trees

Notes and Further Reading


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