The Man Who Planted Trees / Edition 20

The Man Who Planted Trees / Edition 20

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by Michael McCurdy
     
 

ISBN-10: 1931498725

ISBN-13: 9781931498722

Pub. Date: 04/29/2005

Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing

Twenty years ago Chelsea Green published the first trade edition of The Man Who Planted Trees, a timeless eco-fable about what one person can do to restore the earth. The hero of the story, Elzéard Bouffier, spent his life planting one hundred acorns a day in a desolate, barren section of Provence in the south of France. The result was a total

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Twenty years ago Chelsea Green published the first trade edition of The Man Who Planted Trees, a timeless eco-fable about what one person can do to restore the earth. The hero of the story, Elzéard Bouffier, spent his life planting one hundred acorns a day in a desolate, barren section of Provence in the south of France. The result was a total transformation of the landscape-from one devoid of life, with miserable, contentious inhabitants, to one filled with the scent of flowers, the songs of birds, and fresh, flowing water.

Since our first publication, the book has sold over a quarter of a million copies and inspired countless numbers of people around the world to take action and plant trees. On National Arbor Day, April 29, 2005, Chelsea Green released a special twentieth anniversary edition with a new foreword by Wangari Maathai, winner of the 2004 Nobel Peace Prize and founder of the African Green Belt Movement.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781931498722
Publisher:
Chelsea Green Publishing
Publication date:
04/29/2005
Edition description:
Anniversar
Pages:
96
Sales rank:
1,212,104
Product dimensions:
7.44(w) x 10.36(h) x 0.43(d)

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CarDF More than 1 year ago
I bought a paperback copy of this story 20 years ago and have read it over and over. I tell people about it all the time. And the book has been passed around the family, to my friends and coworker. The story is being told by a traveler who is writing on his observations and he comes across this man who lives a solitary life in a barren land but goes out each day to make it better by planting trees. As the story goes on you find out why the man lives this way but also his effect on the world and people around him over a period of 30 years. It is a story on how one person who experienced a negitive thing can make positive changes to the world and people around him.