What is a tree? -- How trees became -- Wood -- All the trees in the world: Trees without flowers: the conifers -- Trees with flowers: magnolias and other primitives -- From palms and screw pines to yuccas and bamboos -- The monocot trees -- Thoroughly modern broadleaves -- From oaks to mangoes: the glorious invention of rose-like eudicots -- From handkerchief trees to teak: the daisy-like eudicots -- The life of trees: How trees live -- Which trees live where, and why -- The social life of trees: war or peace? -- Trees and us -- The future with trees --
"Originally published, in slightly different form, in Great Britain by Allen Lane, an imprint of Penguin Books, in 2005"--T.p. verso., Includes bibliographical references (p. 407-414) and index.