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Nature, Culture, and Big Old Trees: Live Oaks and Ceibas in the Landscapes of Louisiana and Guatemala Paperback – February 1, 2004

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"...[A]n eloquent book that uses two species of large trees, live oaks in Louisiana and ceibas in Guatemala, to demonstrate the multiple ways that humans have transformed, and in turn have been transformed by, their environments." (Journal of Cultural Geography)

"Dr. Anderson convincingly demonstrates why big old trees loom large in our cultural stories and individual imaginations: they are landmarks, benchmarks through time, and cultural talismans or touchstones. . . . Anderson is an engaging writer who delights in her subject; her enthusiasm is contagious.Gary Paul" (Nabhan Director, Center for Sustainable Environments, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff)

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"Dr. Anderson convincingly demonstrates why big old trees loom large in our cultural stories and individual imaginations: they are landmarks, benchmarks through time, and cultural talismans or touchstones. . . . Anderson is an engaging writer who delights in her subject; her enthusiasm is contagious.Gary Paul" (Nabhan Director, Center for Sustainable Environments, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff)
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 199 pages
  • Publisher: University of Texas Press (February 1, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0292702132
  • ISBN-13: 978-0292702134
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.8 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.5 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,037,937 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By lyndonbrecht TOP 1000 REVIEWER on February 12, 2015
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This is a fairly short book that seems to have its origins in her dissertation on these trees.

It's an imaginative cross-cultural comparison of the history, use and cultural attitudes towards big old trees--Louisiana and Guatemala. Because her fieldwork was done in the 1990s her book is a little out of date, although cultural attitudes probably don't change much in a couple of decades. In each context, big old trees are admired, looked after and feature as part of the local landscape. There appears to be a tendency to overestimate a large tree's age.

The book is really cultural anthropology. I found it fairly interesting because of a personal interest in ancient trees. It's not quite light reading. Preview the book before you buy it, unless cultural anthropology appeals to you.
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