Urban Forests by Jill Jonnes audiobook

Urban Forests: A Natural History of Trees and People in the American Cityscape

By Jill Jonnes
Read by Coleen Marlo

Tantor Audio

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9798200360215

  • ISBN: 9798200360208

  • ISBN: 9798200360222

Runtime: 13.84 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/History
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

As nature's largest and longest-lived creations, trees play an extraordinarily important role in our cities; they are living landmarks that define space, cool the air, soothe our psyches, and connect us to nature and our past. Today, four-fifths of Americans live in or near urban areas, surrounded by millions of trees of hundreds of different species. Despite their ubiquity and familiarity, most of us take trees for granted and know little of their fascinating natural history or remarkable civic virtues.

Jill Jonnes's Urban Forests tells the captivating stories of the founding mothers and fathers of urban forestry, in addition to those arboreal advocates presently using the latest technologies to illuminate the value of trees to public health and to our urban infrastructure. The book examines such questions as the character of American urban forests and the effect that tree-rich landscaping might have on commerce, crime, and human well-being. For amateur botanists, urbanists, environmentalists, and policymakers, Urban Forests will be a revelation of one of the greatest, most productive, and most beautiful of our natural resources.

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Author Bio: Jill Jonnes

Author Bio: Jill Jonnes

Jill Jonnes is a historian and the author of Empires of Light: Edison, Tesla, Westinghouse, and the Race to Electrify the World and South Bronx Rising: The Rise, Fall & Resurrection of an American City. She has also been an NEH scholar and has received several grants from the Ford Foundation.

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 13.84
Audience: Adult
Language: English