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The Resource Ancient oaks in the English landscape, Aljos Farjon ; with contributions on biodiversity by Martyn Ainsworth, Keith Alexander and Pat Wolseley

Ancient oaks in the English landscape, Aljos Farjon ; with contributions on biodiversity by Martyn Ainsworth, Keith Alexander and Pat Wolseley

Label
Ancient oaks in the English landscape
Title
Ancient oaks in the English landscape
Statement of responsibility
Aljos Farjon ; with contributions on biodiversity by Martyn Ainsworth, Keith Alexander and Pat Wolseley
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Contributor
Author
Publisher
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The ancient native oaks of England are a national treasure, beautiful and beloved. And England has more of them than the rest of Europe combined. How did that happen? How, as Europe was deforested over the course of centuries, did England manage to preserve so many ancient trees? Ancient Oaks in the English Landscape tells that story. It begins with the Norman Conquest in 1066. The Normans, and the nobility they put in place, created Royal Forests, chases, and deer parks where only the nobility could hunt or keep deer and where, to protect that game, it was forbidden to cut trees. Thus, centuries before the modern conservation movement, the trees were preserved. Other historical and social factors enabled that preservation to continue long after the decline of royalty. Private ownership of thousands of parks and estates, the ready availability of timber from overseas, and, crucially, the absence of major wars and their accompanying destruction brought the ancient forests into our era. By the time modern forestry truly took hold in England after World War I, it was too late to destroy the now worthless old and hollow oaks. Bringing together history and science, Aljos Farjon tells this compelling story, illustrating it with stunning photographs and maps. The result is a beautiful, fitting celebration of England's ancient oaks and the biodiversity they represent and foster"--Amazon.com
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Farjon, Aljos
Dewey number
583.46
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
SD179
LC item number
.F37 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1953-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Ainsworth, Martyn
  • Alexander, Keith
  • Wolseley, P. A.
  • Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Oak
  • Old growth forest conservation
  • Oak
  • Old growth forests
  • Forests and forestry
  • Forests and forestry
  • Oak
  • Old growth forest conservation
  • Old growth forests
  • England
Label
Ancient oaks in the English landscape, Aljos Farjon ; with contributions on biodiversity by Martyn Ainsworth, Keith Alexander and Pat Wolseley
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 322-329) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Foreword -- Introduction -- 1. The life of an oak -- 2. The age of ancient oaks -- 3. General distribution of ancient and veteran oaks -- 4. Distribution of ancient and veteran oaks in England explained : Deer parks -- 5. Distribution of ancient and veteran oaks in England explained : Royal forests, chases and other historical connections -- 6. Ancient oaks in Europe -- 7. Why England has most of the ancient oaks -- 8. Ancient oaks in a pasture woodland context -- 9. The most important oak sites -- 10. The biodiversity of ancient oaks -- 11. Conservation of ancient oaks
Control code
964380061
Dimensions
27 cm
Extent
348 pages
Isbn
9781842466407
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)964380061
Label
Ancient oaks in the English landscape, Aljos Farjon ; with contributions on biodiversity by Martyn Ainsworth, Keith Alexander and Pat Wolseley
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 322-329) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Foreword -- Introduction -- 1. The life of an oak -- 2. The age of ancient oaks -- 3. General distribution of ancient and veteran oaks -- 4. Distribution of ancient and veteran oaks in England explained : Deer parks -- 5. Distribution of ancient and veteran oaks in England explained : Royal forests, chases and other historical connections -- 6. Ancient oaks in Europe -- 7. Why England has most of the ancient oaks -- 8. Ancient oaks in a pasture woodland context -- 9. The most important oak sites -- 10. The biodiversity of ancient oaks -- 11. Conservation of ancient oaks
Control code
964380061
Dimensions
27 cm
Extent
348 pages
Isbn
9781842466407
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)964380061

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