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The Overstory

The Overstory
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction

by Richard Powers

  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release : 2019-04-11
  • Pages : 640
  • ISBN : 1473554497
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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** WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE FOR FICTION ** 'It changed how I thought about the Earth and our place in it' Barack Obama 'Really, just one of the best novels, period' Ann Patchett A wondrous, exhilarating novel about nine strangers brought together by an unfolding natural catastrophe. The perfect literary escape. An artist inherits a hundred years of photographic portraits, all of the same doomed American chestnut. A hard-partying undergraduate in the late 1980s electrocutes herself, dies, and is sent back into life by creatures of air and light. A hearing- and speech-impaired scientist discovers that trees are communicating with one another. An Air Force crewmember in the Vietnam War is shot out of the sky, then saved by falling into a banyan. This is the story of these and five other strangers, each summoned in different ways by the natural world, who are brought together in a last stand to save it from catastrophe. 'It's not possible for Powers to write an uninteresting book' Margaret Atwood 'Radical and exciting' Jessie Burton 'Breathtaking' Barbara Kingsolver

The Overstory

The Overstory
A Book

by Richard Powers

  • Publisher : William Heinemann
  • Release : 2018-04-05
  • Pages : 512
  • ISBN : 9781785151644
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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SHORTLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2018'Autumn makes me think of leaves, which makes me think of trees, which makes me think of The Overstory,the best novel ever written about trees, and really, just one of the best novels, period.? Ann Patchett'It's a masterpiece.' - Tim Winton'It?s not possible for Powers to write an uninteresting book.' - Margaret AtwoodA monumental novel about trees and people by one of our most 'prodigiously talented' (The New York Times Book Review) novelists.The Overstoryunfolds in concentric rings of interlocking fables that range from antebellum New York to the late twentieth-century Timber Wars of the Pacific Northwest and beyond-An Air Force loadmaster in the Vietnam War is shot out of the sky, then saved by falling into a banyan.An artist inherits a hundred years of photographic portraits, all of the same doomed American chestnut.A hard-partying undergraduate in the late 1980s electrocutes herself, dies and is sent back into life by creatures of air and light.A hearing- and speech-impaired scientist discovers that trees are communicating with one another.These four, and five other strangers - each summoned in different ways by trees - are brought together in a last and violent stand to save the continent?s few remaining acres of virgin forest.There is a world alongside ours - vast, slow, interconnected, resourceful, magnificently inventive and almost invisible to us. This is the story of a handful of people who learn how to see that world and who are drawn up into its unfolding catastrophe.

The Overstory Book

The Overstory Book
Cultivating Connections with Trees

by Craig R. Elevitch

  • Publisher : PAR
  • Release : 2004
  • Pages : 526
  • ISBN : 0970254431
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Whether in a small backyard or a larger farm or forest, trees are vital to the web of life. Protecting and planting trees can restore wildlife habitat, heal degraded land, conserve soil, protect watersheds, diversify farm or garden products, beautify landscapes, and enhance the economic and ecological viability of land use systems. Careful planning and sound information is needed to reach these goals. The Overstory Book distills essential information about working with trees into 134 short, easy-to-read, single-subject chapters. Each chapter shares key concepts and useful information, so readers can get back to planting and protecting more trees, gardens, and forests, more effectively. * Discover time-tested agricultural and conservation techniques from indigenous and traditional peoples * Work with beneficial microorganisms, from mycorrhizal fungi to nitrogen-fixing bacteria and more * Create abundance with fruit trees, timber trees, vine crops, vegetables, mushrooms, and more * Form alliances with animals, from wildlife, birds, and insects to integrated, free-range livestock * Design effective tree-based windbreaks, noise barriers, live fences, and erosion buffers * Understand how to grow or obtain the highest quality seeds, seedlings, and plant materials * Restore fertility, productivity, and biodiversity with trees * Work with multipurpose plants including trees, palms, bamboos, and more * Market products effectively to improve economic returns sustainably * Locate helpful internet sites, organizations, people, and publications * And much more!

The Overstory: A Novel

The Overstory: A Novel
A Book

by Richard Powers

  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release : 2018-04-03
  • Pages : 512
  • ISBN : 0393635538
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Winner of the Pulitzer Prize in Fiction Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize New York Times Bestseller A New York Times Notable Book and a Washington Post, Time, Oprah Magazine, Newsweek, Chicago Tribune, and Kirkus Reviews Best Book of 2018 "The best novel ever written about trees, and really just one of the best novels, period." —Ann Patchett The Overstory, winner of the 2019 Pulitzer Prize in Fiction, is a sweeping, impassioned work of activism and resistance that is also a stunning evocation of—and paean to—the natural world. From the roots to the crown and back to the seeds, Richard Powers’s twelfth novel unfolds in concentric rings of interlocking fables that range from antebellum New York to the late twentieth-century Timber Wars of the Pacific Northwest and beyond. There is a world alongside ours—vast, slow, interconnected, resourceful, magnificently inventive, and almost invisible to us. This is the story of a handful of people who learn how to see that world and who are drawn up into its unfolding catastrophe.

Study Guide for Book Clubs: The Overstory

Study Guide for Book Clubs: The Overstory
A Book

by Kathryn Cope

  • Publisher : Kathryn Cope
  • Release : 2020-10-23
  • Pages : 59
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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An essential tool for all reading groups! No reading group should be without this book club companion to Richard Powers's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, The Overstory. This comprehensive guide includes useful literary context; a full plot summary, discussion of themes and symbols; detailed character notes; thought-provoking discussion questions; recommended further reading and a quick quiz. Study Guides for Book Clubs are designed to help you get the absolute best from your book club meetings. They enable reading group members to appreciate their chosen book in greater depth than ever before. Please be aware that this is a companion guide and does not contain the full text of the novel.

Pine Overstory Reduces Fusiform Rust in Underplanted Loblolly Pine

Pine Overstory Reduces Fusiform Rust in Underplanted Loblolly Pine
A Book

by S. J. Rowan,W H McNab,Ernst V. Brender

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1975
  • Pages : 12
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Overstory Removal

Overstory Removal
Stand Factors Related to Success and Failure

by Robert J. Laacke

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1986
  • Pages : 6
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Overstory removal can offer economic and esthetic advantages over clearcutting and regeneration, but projecting success is difficult. Twenty-nine units on nine operational overstory removal cuts in northern California were studied to determine what factors are related to satisfactory or unsatisfactory stocking after harvest. Stocking determinations were based on number of trees meeting minimum crop tree standards. Although all of the postharvest stands contained adequate numbers of trees, only about half passed minimal stocking standards based on number of trees meeting crop tree criteria. Only 2 of 11 preharvest stand characteristics tested were sufficiently associated with postharvest condition to be identified in discriminant analysis. The two characteristics were arithmetical average diameter at breast height of the overstory and total longitudinal cross-sectional area of the overstory trees. These two variables correctly identified postharvest stands as stocked 83 percent of the time and as unstocked 77 percent of the time, based on preharvest conditions.

Study Guide for Book Clubs: the Overstory

Study Guide for Book Clubs: the Overstory
A Book

by Kathryn Cope

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2019-05-28
  • Pages : 89
  • ISBN : 9781070465692
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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An essential tool for all reading groups - a detailed guide to the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, 'The Overstory'. A comprehensive guide to Richard Powers's remarkable novel, this discussion aid includes a wealth of information and resources: thirty-two thought-provoking discussion questions; useful literary and historical context; an author biography; a plot summary; analyses of themes & imagery; character analysis; recommended further reading and even a quick quiz.This companion guide takes the hard work out of preparing for your book group meeting and guarantees productive discussion. For solo readers, it encourages a deeper examination of a rich, rewarding text.

Wood Density Surveys of the Minor Species of Yellow Pine in the Eastern United States

Wood Density Surveys of the Minor Species of Yellow Pine in the Eastern United States
Table-mountain pine (Pinus pungens Lamb.)

by Alexander Clark,J. R. Saucier

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1969
  • Pages : 12
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Pamphlets on Silviculture

Pamphlets on Silviculture
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1971
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Effects of Loblolly Pine Overstory on Understory Loblolly Pine Reproduction

The Effects of Loblolly Pine Overstory on Understory Loblolly Pine Reproduction
A Thesis Submitted in Partial Fulfillment ... for the Degree of Master of Forestry ...

by William Edwin Eberhard

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1963
  • Pages : 136
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Amount and Chemical Composition of the Organic Matter Contributed by Overstory and Understory Vegetation to Forest Soil

Amount and Chemical Composition of the Organic Matter Contributed by Overstory and Understory Vegetation to Forest Soil
A Book

by David Robert Main Scott

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1955
  • Pages : 73
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Review of literature. Procedure. Results and discussion.

Forest Cover Photo-interpretation Key for the Warrior Basin Forest Habitat Region in Alabama

Forest Cover Photo-interpretation Key for the Warrior Basin Forest Habitat Region in Alabama
A Book

by Evert W. Johnson,Larry R. Sellman

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1979
  • Pages : 60
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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U.S. Forest Service Research Paper SE.

U.S. Forest Service Research Paper SE.
A Book

by Southeastern Forest Experiment Station (Asheville, N.C.)

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1967
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Water Uptake by Overstory and Understory Trees on Shallow Soils

Water Uptake by Overstory and Understory Trees on Shallow Soils
A Book

by Fardad Firouznia

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1998
  • Pages : 588
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A soil water budget approach was used to determine water uptake by a sugar maple plantation, and red pine plantations with understory and with understory removed. Soil water content to a depth of 0.45 m was measured with TDR continuously from June 1992 to November 1995 in a shallow soil in central New York. Simulations were used to estimate water uptake from deeper in the soil profile. Sap-flow of understory trees was measured using a heat-balance method.

Canadian Journal of Forest Research

Canadian Journal of Forest Research
Journal Canadien de la Recherche Forestière

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2014
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Proposed Revised Land and Resource Management Plan

Proposed Revised Land and Resource Management Plan
Rio Grande National Forest

by United States. Forest Service. Rocky Mountain Region

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1995
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Forest Cover Photo-interpretation Key for the Piedmont Physiographic Province in Alabama

Forest Cover Photo-interpretation Key for the Piedmont Physiographic Province in Alabama
A Book

by Evert W. Johnson,Larry R. Sellman

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1974
  • Pages : 51
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Diary of Thoughts

Diary of Thoughts
The Overstory by Richard Powers - A Journal for Your Thoughts About the Book

by Summary Express

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2019-07-20
  • Pages : 102
  • ISBN : 9781081740993
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Diary of Thoughts: The Overstory by Richard Powers - A Journal for Your Thoughts About the Book is a journal designed for note-taking, designed and produced by Summary Express. With blank, lined pages in a simplistic yet elegant design, this journal is perfect for recording notes, thoughts, opinions, and takeaways in real-time as you read. Divided into sections and parts for easy reference, this journal helps you keep your thoughts organized. Disclaimer Notice This is a unofficial journal book and not the original book.

Forest Cover Photo-interpretation Key for the Mountain Forest Habitat Region in Alabama

Forest Cover Photo-interpretation Key for the Mountain Forest Habitat Region in Alabama
A Book

by Evert W. Johnson,Larry R. Sellman

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1975
  • Pages : 54
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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