A Garden Of Bristlecones: Tales Of Change In The Great Basin (Environmental Arts and Humanities)

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Book
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ISBN 10
0874172969 
ISBN 13
9780874172966 
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Publication Year
1998 
Pages
344 
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Since Edmund Schulman discovered in 1958 that individual bristlecones live nearly 5,000 years, the trees have been investigated primarily for the elaborate record their rings contain.

The trees have been "read" closely, with major consequences for natural and human history. Historians have read local and global environmental change. Archeologists have rewritten the history of civilization. Writers have transformed them into figures pertinent to the human dilemmas of time and eternity. "A Garden of Bristlecones" investigates professional and popular conceptions as a set of narratives drawn from the outside and from the inside of the trees. It reveals the premises of the investigators, the nature of their inquiry, and the extent of their knowledge, while also revealing the Great Basin bristlecone itself. 
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