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The Hardwoods of our Vanishing Forests

We lose a part of  paradise each time indiscriminate logging and slash and burn agriculture, take down what climate and soil have formed— majestic hardwood forests.There were about 50 kinds of timber trees in our remarkably rich forests noted John Foreman in 1906. Notable among them was the Molave or the Mulawin, the Queen of the Woods. Resistant to decay , seawards and termites, …

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Art Deco and the Spirit of an Age

A design style popular in the 1920’s, it originated in France. It comes from the words Arts Decoratifs.Its bold futuristic vision as an architectural style and its streamlined forms symbolised the spirit of the Jazz Age, the automobiles, industrialisation and the aftermath ofWorld War I.It was a dazzling reaction to the austerity imposed by the war.Characterized by geometric and …

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