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Title Trees in paradise : a California history / Jared Farmer.
Author Farmer, Jared, 1974-
Publication New York : W.W. Norton & Company, [2013]
Description xl, 552 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Call # 634.0979 F
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.
Citrus. (OCoLC)fst00861971
Coast redwood. (OCoLC)fst00865715
Eucalyptus. (OCoLC)fst00916344
Giant sequoia. (OCoLC)fst00942490
Horticulture. (OCoLC)fst00960791
Human ecology. (OCoLC)fst00962941
Landscape assessment. (OCoLC)fst00991858
Palms. (OCoLC)fst01051793
Trees. (OCoLC)fst01155984
California. (OCoLC)fst01204928
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Genre History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
ISBN 9780393078022 (hardcover) $35.00
0393078027 (hardcover)
Standard # 40022875695

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