|First Nations Garden of the Montreal Botanical Garden|
Ethnobotany is study of the relationship between people and plants, wrote Gabriell DeBear Paye, in Cultural Uses of Plants: A Guide to Learning about Ethnobotany. The word ethnobotany is a combination of ethno, meaning "people" or "cultural group," and botany, meaning "the study of plants."Inspired by the responses (thank you to Les of A Tidewater Gardener and Vicky of TGAW) to our recent post about the comeback of the American chestnut, we've decided to make a list of books with (North American) trees and forests as central characters and to review them here.
We are calling on you our readers to suggest books in the comment section as well as on publishers and authors to send us copies of your books for a review on the blog. We look forward to hearing from all of you!
|Glass wall of cones (tamarack?), First Nations Garden of the Montreal Botanical Garden|
- Republic of Shade: New England and the American Elm by Thomas Campanella
- American Chestnut: The Life, Death and Rebirth of a Perfect Tree by Susan Freinkel
- Prodigal Summer by Barbara Kingsolver