Meetings with Remarkable Trees

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With this astonishing collection of tree portraits, Thomas Pakenham has produced a new kind of tree book. The arrangement owes little to conventional botany. The sixty trees are grouped according to their own strong personalities: Natives, Travellers, Shrines, Fantasies and Survivors. From the ancient native trees, many of which are huge and immeasurably old, to the exotic newcomers from Europe, the East and North America, Meetings with Remarkable Trees captures the history and beauty of these entrancing living ...
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Overview

With this astonishing collection of tree portraits, Thomas Pakenham has produced a new kind of tree book. The arrangement owes little to conventional botany. The sixty trees are grouped according to their own strong personalities: Natives, Travellers, Shrines, Fantasies and Survivors. From the ancient native trees, many of which are huge and immeasurably old, to the exotic newcomers from Europe, the East and North America, Meetings with Remarkable Trees captures the history and beauty of these entrancing living structures. Each tree is a living hisorical monument in its own right and this volume reveals a variety of sacred trees, poets' trees and fantastical trees extraordinary in both their appearance and history.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780375752681
  • Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 11/28/1998
  • Edition description: 1ST U.S. P
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 585,019
  • Product dimensions: 9.50 (w) x 11.41 (h) x 0.60 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 18, 2000

    stimulating!

    For those of us who grew up reading Robin Hood, those who still climb tres, those who know trees are sublime, and those who love the forest, this book introduces us to the oldest and wisest beings on earth. I have found new destinations! It is written in a most Irish orientation, relating how some of the great species of trees found their way there and how they fare.

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