The Book of Trees by Manuel Lima

American author, designer and lecturer, Manuel Lima known for his work in information visualization and visual culture. His work ‘The Book of Trees’ tells us that, “as with any domain of knowledge, visualizing is built on a prolonged succession of efforts and events.”

This book mainly focuses on ‘Trees’ and how tree metaphors are deeply embedded in the English language, for instance the “root” of a problem or “branches” of knowledge. Trees, for thousands of years have provided us with not only shelter, protection and food but also limitless resources for medicine, fire, energy, weaponry, tool building and construction. The worship of trees connects to the ideas of fertility, immortality, and rebirth.

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