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Author Farmer, Jared, 1974-
Title Trees in paradise : a California history / Jared Farmer.
Published New York : W.W. Norton & Company, [2013]
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LOCATION CALL # STATUS
 Floor2  F861 .F37 2013    IN LIBRARY
  
Edition First Edition.
Description xl, 552 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates ; 24 cm
Content Type text
Format volume
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references 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
OCLC number 829738439