The Life of an Oak by Glenn Keator takes an intimate look at all aspects of the oak tree, from a microscopic examination of its cellular processes
to a survey of the grand Diaspora by which members of this remarkable family have spread around the world and diversified. The separate yet exquisitely
coordingated development of male and female flowers, the bursting of buds, the outpouring of leaves, and the groping of roots are described in language
and art that will enchant the professional and armchair botanist alike.