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o·ver·sto·ry

 (ō′vər-stôr′ē)
n.
1. The highest layer of vegetation in a forest, usually forming the canopy.
2. The trees in a forest whose crowns constitute this layer.

o•ver•sto•ry

(ˈoʊ vərˌstɔr i, -ˌstoʊr i)

n., pl. -ries.
the forest canopy.
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The first is 'The Overstory', by Richard Powers, and the second is 'Saltwater', by Jessica Andrews.
The domestic goddess says she inspires herself every single day by trying to learn something new: "I look at lots of magazines and it could be a picture, it might be something I'm reading, like The Overstory (a series of stories about trees and their influence on people and places), how Nobu cuts a piece of fish for sushi, how somebody prepares a lechon delicious baby pig I'm always learning from other people.
Upland hardwood forest is a type of mesic upland habitat that includes a high diversity of plants and animals, including the overstory trees Florida maple (Acer saccharum floridanum (Chapm.) Small & A.Heller) (Sapindaceae), pignut hickory (Carya glabra (Mill.) Sweet) (Juglan-daceae), southern hackberry (Celtis occidentalis L.) (Cannabaceae), white ash (Fraxinus americana L.) (Oleaceae), sweetgum (Liquid-ambar styraciflua L.) (Altingaiceae), southern magnolia (Magnolia grandiflora L.) (Magnoliaceae), loblolly pine (Pinus taeda Blanco) (Pinaceae), white oak (Quercus alba L.) (Fagaceae), live oak (Q.
Summer thermal cover consists of a stand of trees with a low-density understory and a light overstory canopy, offering air flow and shade during hot weather.
Richard Powers proselytised about the environment in The Overstory. The Canadian novelist Esi Edugyan wove slavery and the science of flight into the boisterously imaginative caper of Washington Black.
Like Makkai's novel, The Overstory was oft-praised.
Other novels shortlisted for this year's prize were The Mars Room by Rachel Kushner, The Overstory by Richard Powers, Washington Black by Esi Edugyan, The Long Take by Robin Robertson, and Everything Under by Daisy Johnson, who at 27 years old is the youngest writer to have ever been nominated for the prestigious literary award.
She also triumphed over longtime frontrunner Richard Powers, who had been tipped to make it three successive wins for US writers with his tree-themed novel "The Overstory".
Approximately one-third of the way through Richard Powers's The Overstory, a scientist whose findings had originally been attacked discovers that she is considered the pioneer of a respectable field.
2018 MAN BOOKER PIZE LONGLIST | Belinda Bauer (UK) - Snap | | Sophie Mackintosh (UK) - The Water Cure | Anna Burns (UK) - Milkman | | Michael Ondaatje (Canada) - Warlight | Nick Drnaso (USA) - Sabrina | Esi Edugyan (Canada) - Washington Black | | Richard Powers (USA) - The Overstory | Guy Gunaratne (UK) - In Our Mad And Furious City | | Robin Robertson (UK) - The Long Take | Daisy Johnson (UK) - Everything Under | | Sally Rooney (Ireland) - Normal People | Rachel Kushner (USA) - The Mars Room | Donal Ryan (Ireland) - From A Low And Quiet Sea
2018 MAN BOOKER PIZE LONGLIST | Belinda Bauer (UK) - Snap | Anna Burns (UK) - Milkman | Nick Drnaso (USA) - Sabrina | Esi Edugyan (Canada) - Washington Black | Guy Gunaratne (UK) - In Our Mad And Furious City | Daisy Johnson (UK) - Everything Under | Rachel Kushner (USA) - The Mars Room | Sophie Mackintosh (UK) - The Water Cure | Michael Ondaatje (Canada) - Warlight | Richard Powers (USA) - The Overstory | Robin Robertson (UK) - The Long Take | Sally Rooney (Ireland) - Normal People | Donal Ryan (Ireland) - From A Low And Quiet Sea