The Lives of Leaves: 50 Leaves, What they Mean, and What They Mean to Us (Hardcover)

The Lives of Leaves: 50 Leaves, What they Mean, and What They Mean to Us By Dan Crowley, Douglas Justice Cover Image

The Lives of Leaves: 50 Leaves, What they Mean, and What They Mean to Us (Hardcover)

$24.99


Not On Our Shelves—Ships in 1-5 Days
Leaves are one of nature's marvels. We watch them turn red in Autumn, make medicine from them, invent folklore around them, and mark the passing of time by them.

But how do they grow? Why are they the shapes they are? What makes an evergreen, evergreen?

The Lives of Leaves is a beautifully illustrated compendium of the tales, science and history of leaves from all around the world, from sugar maple and how leaves change colour, to gingko and the history and future of leaves as medicine. It's the story of what they do, what we do with them, and why we can't do without them.
Dan Crowley is a dendrologist and biological consultant who has worked for the Forestry Commission and Westonbirt Arboretum. He is a member of the International Union for Conservation of Nature.
Douglas Justice is associate director and curator of collections at UBC Botanical Garden. He is an advocate for trees and the conservation of natural ecosystems.
Product Details ISBN: 9781529375312
ISBN-10: 1529375312
Publisher: Two Roads
Publication Date: November 28th, 2023
Pages: 336
Language: English