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Author Farmer, Jared, 1974-

Title Trees in paradise : a California history / Jared Farmer.

Publication Info. New York : W.W. Norton & Company, [2013].


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Glendale History Room Reference    634.0979 FAR    Available
 GDL Montrose Library Non-Fiction    634.0979 FAR    Available
Description xl, 552 pages, [32] pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 465-526) and index.
Contents Part One. Redwoods : The Value of Longevity -- Twilight of the giants -- The perpetual last stand -- Part Two. Eucalypts : The Taxonomy of Belonging -- Immigration and naturalization -- Natives, aliens, and (bio)diversity -- Part Three. Citruses : The Industry of Growth -- Orange revolution -- Cultural costs -- Part Four. Palms : The Ecology of Style -- Cosmopolitan fronds -- Aesthetic infrastructure -- Epilogue -- Appendix: Common and Scientific Names of Species.
Summary Describes how the first settlers in California changed the brown landscape there by creating groves, wooded suburbs and landscaped cities through planting eucalypts in the lowlands, citrus colonies in the south and palms in Los Angeles
Subject California -- History.
Landscape assessment -- California -- History.
Trees -- California -- History.
Giant sequoia -- California -- History.
Coast redwood -- California -- History.
Eucalyptus -- California -- History.
Citrus -- California -- History.
Palms -- California -- History.
Horticulture -- United States -- History.
Human ecology -- United States -- History.
ISBN 9780393078022 (hardcover)
0393078027 (hardcover)
Standard No. 40022875695

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