Oak: The Frame of Civilization

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W. W. Norton & Company
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5.54 X 8.18 X 0.81 inches | 0.67 pounds
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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.


Passion is never boring...[Logan's] affection and admiration for the oak tree are so persuasive that the next time you see one you might be inspired to kneel before it in recognition of its sprawling contributions to mankind.
Any student of history or lover of the woods will enjoy discovering the many contributions that this tree has made. Readers will have plenty to think about next time they pass under a canopy of these amazing trees.
Certified arborist and nature writer William Bryant Logan has brought a literary voice to the story of the mighty oak. This wonderful history is written in a storyteller's voice.--Debra Prinzing
Logan is a gentle ecologist, and paints an enthralling picture of the cooperative business going on underground.--Richard Mabey
Oak has plenty to teach us...In his own way, Logan is restoring knowledge that disappeared, and in the end it is his passion for the trees themselves that makes this book remarkable.--Anthony Doerr