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The Resource Ginkgo : the tree that time forgot, Peter Crane

Ginkgo : the tree that time forgot, Peter Crane

Label
Ginkgo : the tree that time forgot
Title
Ginkgo
Title remainder
the tree that time forgot
Statement of responsibility
Peter Crane
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Perhaps the world's most distinctive tree, ginkgo has remained stubbornly unchanged for more than two hundred million years. A living link to the age of dinosaurs, it survived the great ice ages as a relic in China, but it earned its reprieve when people first found it useful about a thousand years ago. Today ginkgo is beloved for the elegance of its leaves, prized for its edible nuts, and revered for its longevity. This engaging book tells the rich and engaging story of a tree that people saved from extinction - a story that offers hope for other botanical biographies that are still being written. Inspired by the historic ginkgo that has thrived in London's Kew Gardens since the 1760s, renowned botanist Peter Crane explores the history of the ginkgo from its mysterious origin through its proliferation, drastic decline, and ultimate resurgence. Crane also highlights the cultural and social significance of the ginkgo: its medicinal and nutritional uses, its power as a source of artistic and religious inspiration, and its importance as one of the world's most popular street trees. Readers of this book will be drawn to the nearest ginkgo, where they can experience firsthand the timeless beauty of the oldest tree on Earth. -- Book jacket
Awards note
Council on Botanical and Horticultural Libraries (CBHL) Annual Literature Award - Nominee, 2014
Cataloging source
CDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Crane, Peter R
Dewey number
585/.7
Index
index present
LC call number
QK494.5.G48
LC item number
C73 2013eb
Literary form
non fiction
NAL call number
QK494.5.G48
NAL item number
C73 2013
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ginkgo
  • Phytotherapy
  • Plants, Medicinal
  • ginkgo biloba
  • ornamental woody plants
  • agronomic characters
  • biological properties
  • history
  • NATURE
  • NATURE
  • Ginkgo
  • Ginkgo
Label
Ginkgo : the tree that time forgot, Peter Crane
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue. Time ; Trees ; Identity -- The living tree. Energy ; Growth ; Stature ; Sex ; Gender ; Seeding ; Resilience -- Origin and prehistory. Origins ; Ancestry ; Relationships ; Recognition ; Proliferation ; Winnowing ; Persistence ; Prosperity -- Decline and survival. Constraint ; Retreat ; Extinction ; Endurance ; Relic -- History. Antiquity ; Reprieve ; Voyages ; Renewal ; Naming ; Resurgence -- Use. Gardens ; Nuts ; Streets ; Pharmacy -- Future. Risk ; Insurance ; Gift ; Legacy -- Appendix. List of common plant names used in the text and Latin equivalents
Control code
830512353
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300190472
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
99953892727
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 459668
  • 22573/ctt2zzv9c
  • a5c49595-efb5-492a-8907-9f7557e67711
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)830512353
Label
Ginkgo : the tree that time forgot, Peter Crane
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue. Time ; Trees ; Identity -- The living tree. Energy ; Growth ; Stature ; Sex ; Gender ; Seeding ; Resilience -- Origin and prehistory. Origins ; Ancestry ; Relationships ; Recognition ; Proliferation ; Winnowing ; Persistence ; Prosperity -- Decline and survival. Constraint ; Retreat ; Extinction ; Endurance ; Relic -- History. Antiquity ; Reprieve ; Voyages ; Renewal ; Naming ; Resurgence -- Use. Gardens ; Nuts ; Streets ; Pharmacy -- Future. Risk ; Insurance ; Gift ; Legacy -- Appendix. List of common plant names used in the text and Latin equivalents
Control code
830512353
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300190472
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
99953892727
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 459668
  • 22573/ctt2zzv9c
  • a5c49595-efb5-492a-8907-9f7557e67711
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)830512353

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