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Oak

Oak( )
Author: Young, Peter
Series title:Botanical Ser.
ISBN:978-1-78023-037-5
Publication Date:Feb 2013
Publisher:Reaktion Books, Limited
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $27.00
Book Description:

More than any other tree, the oak has been a symbol of strength and durability. Venerated in pagan societies, elements of its worship were absorbed by other religions: Celtic mythology, for example, where it is believed to be a gateway between worlds; or Norse, where it is sacred to Thor, god of thunder, as the tree most often struck by lightning. In Oak, Peter Young illuminates and examines this magnificent and ubiquitous tree, tracing its biological history in its many...
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Book Details
Pages:208
Detailed Subjects: Nature / Plants / Trees
Social Science / Folklore & Mythology
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.5 x 8.5 x 0.9 Inches



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