Sprout Lands: Tending the Endless Gift of Trees

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Price
$27.95  $25.71
Publisher
W. W. Norton & Company
Publish Date
Pages
384
Dimensions
6.1 X 9.3 X 1.3 inches | 1.4 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780393609417
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About the Author

William Bryant Logan is a practicing arborist and the author of four acclaimed books on nature: Sprout Lands, Dirt, Oak, and Air. He is on the faculty of the New York Botanical Garden and lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Reviews

William Bryant Logan's vision of a world in which humans and trees work together to mutual benefit--a world that has existed in the past and can exist again in the future--is cause for deep joy, for celebration and hope.--Peter Wohlleben, author of The Hidden Life of Trees
Infused with intimately detailed attention to science and culture, this deeply nourishing book invites us to reclaim reciprocity with the living world. Logan reminds us of our capacity for 'a life where head, heart, and hand'--and tree--work together.--Robin Wall Kimmerer, author of Braiding Sweetgrass and Burroughs medalist Gathering Moss
Logan's words are full of beauty, awe, and practical wisdom. At a time when forests are in crisis worldwide, his call to deeper, more intimate connection with our leafy cousins is both timely and important. Logan breaks out of the false dichotomy between romanticized protection and selfish exploitation of trees, showing that careful, enlightened blades and flames give life to people, trees, and community.--David George Haskell, author of Burroughs medalist The Songs of Trees and Pulitzer finalist The Forest Unseen
William Bryant Logan's enthusiasm is contagious, his knowledge jaw-dropping. He has poured heart and soul into this beautiful book, his writing poetic but also practical, hopeful, brilliant. Logan is the Bernd Heinrich of trees. His work is heroic. When the book ends I am an unremitting, fiendish tree nerd. I had no idea I would fall this hard.--Janisse Ray, author of Ecology of a Cracker Childhood and others
If you feel profound respect and affection for trees, maybe even a touch of awe, then you'll find a kindred spirit in William Bryant Logan...Logan takes us around the globe to show how woodlands have supported human life, and how humans, in turn, have cared for woodlands. We are the richer for the understanding he shares with us.--Scott Russell Sanders, author of A Conservationist Manifesto
A graceful homage abounding in fascinating discoveries.
Bryant knows trees, and much more. Tree lovers--even those who consider pollarded trees ghastly and strange--will be drawn in by Bryant's vast cultural and scientific references, and charmed by passages that read like prose poems.