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              The Oak Papers

              The Oak Papers (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Canton, James

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              Oaks are born and die on the same patch of earth. It is that sure-footedness that is so appealing. Ancient oaks hold a powerful sense of the longevity of life. The sense of security, of attachment to place, enchants us. You can stand beneath a grand oak and know that your more di...stant ancestors did so too. This is the story of one man's relationship to an ancient tree, the Honywood Oak. Colossal and wizened, it would have been a sapling when the Magna Carta was signed in 1215. James Canton spent two years sitting with and studying this unique tree. It was an exercise in discipline- he needed to slow down in order to appreciate it fully, to tune in to it, to connect with the ecosystem that lives around, inside and under it. In this stunning, meditative treatise, he examines our long-standing relationship with trees, a material as well as a source of myth and legend, and of solace. We no longer build our houses from the sturdy oak and its relatives, use them to fuel our fires or grind their seeds and nuts into flour in times of famine. Physically, we don't need them. Or do we? The natural world has lessons for us - if we slow down enough to listen.
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              ISBN 9781760642594
              Published AU 7 Sep 2020
              Publisher Black Inc
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              From Cairo to Baghdad: British Travellers in Arabia

              From Cairo to Baghdad: British Travellers in Arabia (Hardback)

              By Canton, James

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              In this elegantly crafted book, James Canton examines over one hundred primary sources, from forgotten gems to the classics of T E Lawrence, Thesiger and Philby. This work makes for essential reading for all of those interested in the literature of Empire, travel writing and the ...Middle East.
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              ISBN 9781848856967
              Released AU 15 Apr 2011
              Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
              Interest Age 19+ years
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              Future Smart: Managing the Game-Changing Trends that Will Transform Your World

              Future Smart: Managing the Game-Changing Trends that Will Transform Your World (Trade Paperback / Paperback, First Trade Paper Edition)

              By Canton, James

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              From the Chairman of the Institute for Global Futures, a forecast of game-changing trendsand how to manage and profit from them to better your life

              ISBN 9780306824418
              Released AU 1 Mar 2016
              Publisher Misc - Alliance Distribution
              Interest Age 19+ years
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              Future Smart: Managing the Game-Changing Trends that Will Transform Your World

              Future Smart: Managing the Game-Changing Trends that Will Transform Your World (Hardback)

              By Canton, James

              From the Chairman of the Institute for Global Futures, a forecast of game-changing trends--and how to manage and profit from them to better your life

              ISBN 9780306822865
              Released AU 10 Feb 2015
              Publisher Misc - Alliance Distribution
              Interest Age 19+ years
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              The Oak Papers
               

              The Oak Papers (Hardback, Main)

              By Canton, James

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              Blending personal experience with cultural legacy, this homage to the oak tree presents a case for the important role it plays today: in our landscape and in our lives

              ISBN 9781838851507
              Released AU 30 Jul 2020
              Publisher Canongate Books Ltd
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              The Oak Papers
                

              The Oak Papers (Hardback)

              By Canton, James

              • RRP: $53.50
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              • Pub Date
                16 Feb 21

              A profound meditation on the human need for connection with nature, as one man seeks solace beneath the bows of an ancient oak tree.--Peter Wohlleben, author of The Hidden Life of Trees James Canton knows so much, writes so well and understands so deeply about the true forest mag...ic and the important place these trees have in it. Knowledge and joy.-- Sara Maitland, author of How to Be Alone Joining the ranks of The Hidden Life of Trees and H is for Hawk, an evocative memoir and ode to one of the most majestic living things on earth--the oak tree--probing the mysteries of nature and the healing role it plays in our lives. Thrown into turmoil by the end of his long-term relationship, Professor James Canton spent two years meditating [PA1]beneath the welcoming shelter of the massive 800-year-old Honywood Oak tree in North Essex, England. While considering the direction of his own life, he began to contemplate the existence of this colossus tree. Standing in England for centuries, the oak would have been a sapling when the Magna Carta was signed in 1215. In this beautiful, transportive book, Canton tells the story of this tree in its ecological, spiritual, literary, and historical contexts, using it as a prism to see his own life and human history. The Oak Papers is a reflection on change and transformation, and the role nature has played in sustaining and redeeming us. Canton examines our long-standing dependency on the oak, and how that has developed and morphed into myth and legend. We no longer need these sturdy trees to build our houses and boats, to fuel our fires, or to grind their acorns into flour in times of famine. What purpose, then, do they serve in our world today? Are these miracles of nature no longer necessary to our lives? What can they offer us? Taking inspiration from the literary world--Henry David Thoreau, Leo Tolstoy, Katherine Basford's Green Man, Thomas Hardy, William Shakespeare, and others--Canton ponders the wondrous magic of nature and the th
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              ISBN 9780063037946
              Released AU 16 Feb 2021
              Publisher HarperOne
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