Fantastic Trees

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A remarkable book, of special interest to young naturalists, that presents a rogue's gallery of trees that thrust their roots into the air, produce flowers and fruit underground, tell time, make noises, change sex, commit suicide, or create their own rain. This edition includes updated nomenclature.

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Overview

A remarkable book, of special interest to young naturalists, that presents a rogue's gallery of trees that thrust their roots into the air, produce flowers and fruit underground, tell time, make noises, change sex, commit suicide, or create their own rain. This edition includes updated nomenclature.

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A humorous but factual survey of unusual trees with strange habits such as changing sex, producing flowers and fruit underground, telling time, making noises, and creating their own rain, first published in 1967, and illustrated with numerous b&w photos. This updated edition contains a new foreword and a nomenclature update. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781604690460
  • Publisher: Timber Press, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 11/14/2008
  • Pages: 328
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 0.69 (d)

Meet the Author

A journalist by training, Menninger is a master storyteller, recounting in colorful lay language the botanical complexities of his cherished fantastic trees. He documents both individual trees which have been shaped by environmental stress, and species that have adapted over time to odd patterns when faced with the challenge of survival.

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