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Redécouvrir le bois: une approche technique, esthétique et artistique des traditions artisanales

Abstract : The Far East is known for its rich flora. The number of species of woody plants is particularly high. The American botanist Sargent (1841-1927), a forestry specialist, counted about 550 species of trees in Japan alone. Moreover, China has nearly three times as many wood species as North America, for a surface area that is only half the size. This exceptional richness, which has strongly influenced Japanese culture, is obviously the result of the climatic and geological conditions of the region. The absence of mountainous barrier between the north and the south, in particular, as it is the case in Europe with the Alps, thus allowed the species which had survived the glaciations to reconquer the territories of North Asia, after the climatic warming, thus contributing to the great diversity of the species present on the Asian ground.
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Mechtild Mertz. Redécouvrir le bois: une approche technique, esthétique et artistique des traditions artisanales. Pascal Griolet et Michael Lucken. Japon pluriel 5 - Actes du cinquième colloque de la Société française des études japonaises, pp.191-197, 2004, Japon pluriel 5 - Actes du cinquième colloque de la Société française des études japonaises, 2-87730-717-4. ⟨hal-03334724⟩

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