In botany, a tree is a perennial plant with an elongated stem, or trunk, supporting branches and leaves in most species.
In some usages, the definition of a tree may be narrower, including only woody plants with secondary growth, plants that are usable as lumber or plants above a specified height.
A new book describes how Native American culture was consumed and repackaged by show business.
Its author, Eric Vuillard, explores into the relationship between two of the main characters in this travesty acquired a new form of success; it was no longer just a circus, no longer a troupe of acrobats performing on stage. Galloping horses, re-enacted battles, suspense, people falling down dead and getting up again: it had everything.
The inhabitants of American cities – this new breed of humans whose disquiet is a stubborn question addressed only to them, who in the depths of their angst have a sense of being set apart, designated by the spirit of progress to seize the torch of humanity and hold it higher than anyone ever has before – they wanted to witness something different, they wanted to travel across the Great Plains in their imagination, to ride through the canyons of Colorado and experience the lives of the pioneers.
But the thing that really made Buffalo Bill’s spectacle irresistible was the presence of the Indians, real Indians.
Of course they didn’t realise this themselves, because most of them despised Indians.
His Ph D thesis was on isotope ratios in meteorites, including surface exposure dating.
A tree typically has many secondary branches supported clear of the ground by the trunk.
This trunk typically contains woody tissue for strength, and vascular tissue to carry materials from one part of the tree to another.
Trees tend to be long-lived, some reaching several thousand years old.
The tallest known tree, a coast redwood named Hyperion, stands 115.6 m (379 ft) high.