The Meaning of Trees

Once you learn the stories behind these fascinating plants, the bush will never look the same again"--Back cover.

Author: Robert Vennell


ISBN: 1775541304

Category: Medicinal plants

Page: 255

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The history and use of New Zealand's native plants A guide and gift book in equal measure, this treasure of a book pays homage to New Zealand's native plant species. The Meaning of Trees tells the story of plants and people in Aotearoa New Zealand. Beautifully illustrated with botanical drawings, paintings and photographs, it shows us how a globally unique flora has been used for food, medicine, shelter, spirituality and science. From Jurassic giants to botanical oddballs -- these are our wonderful native and endemic plants, in an exquisite hardback edition.

The Meaning of the Musical Tree

At this point, “Vesanelnian trees” began to assume distinct musical associations. Ebony and ivory, along with mother-of pearl, are commonly associated with the piano, that musical apparatus whose black and white keys grouped together ...

Author: Mitzi DeWhitt

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781450030724

Category: Philosophy

Page: 234

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INTRODUCTION. WHAT DOES IT MEAN? We had the experience but missed the meaning —T. S. Eliot, The Four Quartets What does it mean? How many times we ask ourselves that question! Frankl wrote that to find meaning in one’s life was the primary motivational force in man. Gurdjieff’s fundamental question was ”What is the meaning and purpose of man’s life on earth?” Without meaning, life becomes only a dreary disillusionment, a mere stopgap between birth and death. Since our human nature abhors a vacuum, our common search turns toward filling the ever-present inner void. Our humanity urges us to fill in the empty space between the two points. What urges us is the will to meaning: Who am I? What am I? Why am I here? The Mysteries not only address these wrenching human questions, but afford them objective, mathematically provable answers. The Mystery teachings are all about the science of mediation. Mediation means the mean between the extremes. Without the calculable knowledge of the mean, we are the halt leading the blind; and all fall into the ditch of ignorance and discord. From ancient times, the keynote of the special training into the Mysteries concerned the vibratory laws of harmonics. Harmonics is the language of initiates. Even today, our scientists, peering into the ineluctable mysteries of Nature, recognize how the knowledge harmonics unveils the hidden, mysterious, underlying substructure of the visible material world in which we live. They call it string theory. However, they see only the tip of the iceberg and fail to comprehend the vastness of the structure lying below the surface. Consequently, their results give no real meaning to their discoveries. As ancient cultures well knew, unless understood with a special cast of mind, the arid and secular (Ital. secco, dry) knowledge of mathematical harmonic ratios lead only to pedantic factual data that no one, except perhaps the pedants themselves, care to peruse. The sacred meaning is lost. Meaning, one might say, is the value computed by dividing the sum of two extremes of a range of values by 2? Both means and meaning are valuable as the connectors that join together the proverbial two ends of the octave stick. Means are what come in between. As the ancient musicians were at pains to point out, means provide the middle position. As the reconciling force, they represent the distinctive and valuable aspects of our human nature. In the Timaeus, Plato expresses the importance of the mean that mediates between the two incommensurable things: mind and body, allegorized as fire and earth. However, the universal frame was not simply a surface plane (for which a single mean would have sufficed). Rather, it was a solid, and solid bodies are always compacted not by one mean but by two. Therefore, God placed water and air in the mean between fire and earth, and made them to have the same proportion so far as was possible(as fire is to air, so is water to earth); and thus he bound and put together a visible and tangible heaven. And for these reasons, and out of such elements which are in number four, the body of the world was created, and it was harmonized by proportion, and therefore has the spirit of harmonia, having been reconciled to itself,

The Meaning of Trees

Presents full-color illustrated photographs that describes the botany, history, mythology, and folklore of some of the world's most unique trees including California's giant redwood.

Author: Fred Hageneder

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 0811848981

Category: Gardening

Page: 256

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Presents full-color illustrated photographs that describes the botany, history, mythology, and folklore of some of the world's most unique trees including California's giant redwood.

Tree Cultures

As Rackham argues, Tree planters seldom understand, still less respect the meaning of trees. The countryside is urbanised no less by introducing trees with urban associations - horse chestnut, weeping willow, Norway maple, etc.

Author: Paul Cloke

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000213522

Category: Social Science

Page: 262

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The relationship between nature and culture has become a popular focus in social science, but there have been few grounded accounts of trees. Providing shelter, fuel, food and tools, trees have played a vital role in human life from the earliest times, but their role in symbolic expression has been largely overlooked. For example, trees are often used to express nationalistic feelings. Germans drew heavily on tree and forest imagery in nation-building, and the idea of 'hearts of oak' has been central to concepts of English identity. Classic scenes of ghoulish trees coming to life and forests closing in on unsuspecting passers-by commonly feature in the media. In other instances, trees are used to represent paradisical landscapes and symbolize the ideologies of conservation and concern for nature. Offering new theoretical ideas, this book looks at trees as agents that co-constitute places and cultures in relationship with human agency. What happens when trees connect with human labour, technology, retail and consumption systems? What are the ethical dimensions of these connections? The authors discuss how trees can affect and even define notions of place, and the ways that particular places are recognized culturally. Working trees, companion trees, wild trees and collected or conserved trees are considered in relation to the dynamic politics of conservation and development that affect the values given to trees in the contemporary world. Building on the growing field of landscape study, this book offers rich insights into the symbolic and practical roles of trees. It will be vital reading for anyone interested in the anthropology of landscape, forestry, conservation and development, and for those concerned with the social science of nature.

Ten Lectures on Applied Cognitive Linguistics

... thing but of a set of things, things that you call trees. You can say what does the word tree mean? Well, the concept of a tree and what is the concept tree? Well, a useful way of thinking what the concept tree is, what the meaning ...

Author: John Taylor

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004347564

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 259

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A series of 10 lectures on various aspects of Cognitive Linguistics as these relate to matters of language teaching and learning.

Meanings of Maple

Maple is meaningful to Vermonters because it is viewed as something they have inherited from the past, but its very inheritability makes it a thing with economic meaning as well. The trees themselves are understood as property in an ...

Author: Michael Lange

Publisher: University of Arkansas Press

ISBN: 9781610756174

Category: Social Science

Page: 236

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In Meanings of Maple, Michael A. Lange provides a cultural analysis of maple syrup making, known in Vermont as sugaring, to illustrate how maple syrup as both process and product is an aspect of cultural identity. Readers will go deep into a Vermont sugar bush and its web of plastic tubes, mainline valves, and collection tanks. They will visit sugarhouses crammed with gas evaporators and reverse-osmosis machines. And they will witness encounters between sugar makers and the tourists eager to invest Vermont with mythological fantasies of rural simplicity. So much more than a commodity study, Meanings of Maple frames a new approach for evaluating the broader implications of iconic foodways, and it will animate conversations in food studies for years to come.

Sappi What s in a Name

Latin is not as widely spoken as it once was, even among well-educated people. Therefore, names that were once self-explanatory have, for most of us, lost their simplicity and become obscure.

Author: Hugh F. Glen

Publisher: Jacana Media

ISBN: 1770090401

Category: Trees

Page: 92

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Latin is not as widely spoken as it once was, even among well-educated people. Therefore, names that were once self-explanatory have, for most of us, lost their simplicity and become obscure.

The Heritage of Trees

In the companion volume, The Spirit of Trees, Fred Hageneder captivated readers with a passionate and informed account of the natural life and ecology of trees.

Author: Fred Hageneder

Publisher: Floris Books

ISBN: UVA:X004644727

Category: Nature

Page: 191

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A wide-ranging study of the symbolism and cultural meaning of the tree through history, from the Cosmic Tree of antiquity to modern European, American and Asian customs and beliefs. In the companion volume, The Spirit of Trees, Fred Hageneder captivated readers with a passionate and informed account of the natural life and ecology of trees. The Heritage of Trees evokes forest customs, images and meanings of the forest from the Stone Age to modern times.


If such selection is an original forest , containing Original forest exempt at not less than 170 trees in each acre , it shall become subject to this act upon filing with the auditor of the county in which it is situated a description ...



ISBN: NYPL:33433006606556


Page: 1044

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Michigan Trees A Handbook of the Native and Most Important Introduced Species

In some cases it was impossible to avoid such terms, but with the help of the glossary the meaning can be easily understood. Any person desiring to get a more complete knowledge of trees should consult one of the larger manuals.

Author: Charles Herbert Otis

Publisher: Good Press

ISBN: EAN:4064066204723

Category: Fiction

Page: 3821

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"Michigan Trees: A Handbook of the Native and Most Important Introduced Species" by Charles Herbert Otis. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.