City of trees : essays on life, death & the need for a forest

City of trees : essays on life, death & the need for a forest
Cunningham, Sophie, 1963-
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  • Published: 2019
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How do we take in the beauty of our planet while processing the losses? What trees can survive in the city? Which animals can survive in the wild? How do any of us-humans, animals, trees-find a forest we can call home? In these moving, thought-provoking essays Sophie Cunningham considers the meaning of trees and our love of them. She chronicles the deaths of both her fathers, and the survival of P-22, a mountain lion in Griffith Park, Los Angeles; contemplates the loneliness of Ranee, the first elephant in Australia; celebrates the iconic eucalyptus and explores its international status as an invasive species. City of Trees is a powerful collection of nature, travel and memoir writing set in the context of global climate change. It meanders through, circles around and sometimes faces head on the most pressing issues of the day. It never loses sight of the trees.

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Human-plant relationships.
Forests and forestry.


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9781925773439 (hardback)

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Cunningham, Sophie, 1963-,


City of trees : essays on life, death & the need for a forest / Sophie Cunningham.

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Essays on life, death and the need for a forest

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Melbourne : The Text Publishing, 2019.

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312 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm

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Human-plant relationships.

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Forests and forestry.

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