The Tree: Wonder of the Natural World
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The Tree: Wonder of the Natural World

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by Jenny Linford
     
 

Trees are the earth's oldest and largest living things. They are our planet's most complex and successful plants and have existed on Earth for 370 million years. There are over 80,000 different species with an astonishing diversity ranging from the dainty Silver Birches to towering ancient Giant Redwoods, growing hundreds of feet high. Ever since they first appeared…  See more details below

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Trees are the earth's oldest and largest living things. They are our planet's most complex and successful plants and have existed on Earth for 370 million years. There are over 80,000 different species with an astonishing diversity ranging from the dainty Silver Birches to towering ancient Giant Redwoods, growing hundreds of feet high. Ever since they first appeared on the planet, trees have played an invaluable part in regulating our climate, absorbing carbon dioxide form the atmosphere and returning oxygen to it. They are essential to life on Earth. Beautifully illustrated, The Tree: Wonder of the Natural World celebrates trees from around the worlds in their majestic beauty, astonishing diversity and inspiring versatility.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780760785348
Publisher:
Barnes & Noble
Publication date:
08/11/2006
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
10.50(w) x 13.37(h) x 1.00(d)

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The Tree 2.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
When looking at the pictures, I want to visit the different places and experience the amazing trees. I agree that the text/information definitely needs some editing.
Guest More than 1 year ago
many factual errors in the book. Miss speled 'sic' Latin names and incorrect facts left me disappointed in the text of the book. However, as a professional arborist, the pictures left me blown away. Worth the price for the pictures alone.
Guest More than 1 year ago
the book claims that the bristlecone pine is the oldest tree in the world at 4000 years old, but it then states that the baobab tree of africa has a representative over 5000 years old in South Africa. Which should we believe? Besides the contradiction, I enjoyed the book immensely.