Trees of Lebanon.

Talhouk, Salma N. / Amy Zenger (Editor).

Book ID: 36029

ISBN:      9789953586304


8vo. 151 pp., English and Arabic text, profusely illustrated in colour, Hard Back Binding, biblio, New, translated by May Makarem-Hamady, accompanied with a Tree Key identifying all the leaves, American University of Beirut, revised edition, 2016.


The book provides a historical overview of the trees of Lebanon. Each tree mentioned is presented as a local story based on scientific, historical, cultural and mythical information. Beautiful watercolors based on photographs taken in the forest, illustrate the specific features of each tree: its silhouette, leaves, flowers, fruits and bark. Information on how to grow trees from seed encourages people to engage in tree planting and to support forest and woodland conservation. The book is eclectic, a varied collection that is meant to build appreciation for the native forest trees of Lebanon. [from the introduction].

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