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This illustrated tour of the world's most extraordinary trees provides an insight into some of the natural world's most astonishing structures. Through 100 photographs, The Beauty of Trees tells the story of our relationship with trees throughout history.

Each image is supported by information about the botany of the tree, along with the stories, traditions and legends associated with it. From the giant sequoias of California to the bonsai of Japan, the pink tulip tree of the ...

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The Beauty of Trees

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Overview

This illustrated tour of the world's most extraordinary trees provides an insight into some of the natural world's most astonishing structures. Through 100 photographs, The Beauty of Trees tells the story of our relationship with trees throughout history.

Each image is supported by information about the botany of the tree, along with the stories, traditions and legends associated with it. From the giant sequoias of California to the bonsai of Japan, the pink tulip tree of the Himalayas to the Scots pine - and even the humble acorn - award-standard photography and insightful text bring the majesty and mystery of the world's trees to life.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781623655853
  • Publisher: Quercus
  • Publication date: 12/9/2014
  • Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 224
  • File size: 88 MB
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Meet the Author

Michael Jordan’s writing career began following ten years as a successful broadcaster working for BBC TV, Granada, Channel 4, Radio 4, and the World Service. He has written numerous natural history works including The Encyclopedia of Fungi, now in its third edition, The Practical Botanist, and Plants of Mystery and Magic.

Tony Kirkham is head of the Arboretum at the Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew, London. A world renowned tree expert, he has appeared on the BBC’s A Year at Kew and Trees that Made Britain.

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Table of Contents

Introduction. Grand Fir. Nordmann Fir. Noble Fir. Whistling Thorn. Snake Bark Maple. Sycamore. Canadian Red Maple. Malagasy Baobab. Yellow Buckeye. Horse Chestnut. Persian Silk Tree. Common Alder. Cashew Nut Tree. Sydney Red Gum. Monkey Puzzle Tree. Pacific Madrone. Breadfruit Tree. Silver Birch. Flame of the Forest. European Hornbeam. Water Hickory. Spanish Chestnut. Atlantic Blue Cedar. Cedar of Lebanon. Lawson's Cypress. Coconut Palm. Southern Cabbage Tree. Kousa Dogwood. Hazel. Red Flowering Gum. Cannonball Tree. Common Hawthorn. Chinese Fir. Chinese Weeping Cypress. Rimu. Handkerchief Tree. Royal Poinciana. South African Wild Pear. Coast Coral Tree. Red River Gum. Cider Gum. Common Beech. Weeping Beech. Banyan. Patagonian Cypress. European Ash. Maidenhair Tree. Rubber Tree. Mountain Lacebark. Holly. Blue Jacaranda. Common Walnut. African Mahogany. Laburnum. European Larch. Campbell's Magnolia. Apple. Mango. Nutmeg. Olive. Common Screw Pine. Date Palm. Norway Spruce. Lacebark Pine. Ponderosa or Western Yellow Pine. Monterey Pine. Scots Pine. Jamaica Dogwood. London Plane. Frangipani. Totara. White Poplar. Aspen. Cherry. Blackthorn. Douglas Fir. Holm Oak. English or Pedunculate Oak. Southern Live Oak. Red Mangrove. Giant Rhododendron. Weeping Willow. Elder. Sandalwood. African Violet Tree. Coast Redwood. Wellingtonia. Rowan. African Tulip Tree. West Indian Mahogany. Tamarind. Bald Cypress. European Yew. Desert Teak. Western Red Cedar. Small-leaved Lime. Large-leaved Lime. Eastern or Canadian Hemlock. Wych Elm. English Elm. Glossary. Index.

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