Trees: The Balance of Life * The Beauty of Nature

Overview

The old saying has it wrong: all too often we see the forest, but don't begin to appreciate the unique qualities of the trees. With 90 stunning photos from around the world, Trees celebrates these awe-inspiring gifts of nature. This extraordinary book sets the record straight, looking at trees from many points of view-their 300 million-year natural history; their usefulness; their incredible beauty; their role in mythology and religion; and their importance to life on earth. No one who reads Trees will ever take ...

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Overview

The old saying has it wrong: all too often we see the forest, but don't begin to appreciate the unique qualities of the trees. With 90 stunning photos from around the world, Trees celebrates these awe-inspiring gifts of nature. This extraordinary book sets the record straight, looking at trees from many points of view-their 300 million-year natural history; their usefulness; their incredible beauty; their role in mythology and religion; and their importance to life on earth. No one who reads Trees will ever take them for granted again.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781844839278
  • Publisher: Osprey Publishing, Limited
  • Publication date: 1/1/1999
  • Edition description: Translatio
  • Pages: 244
  • Sales rank: 995,071
  • Product dimensions: 7.70 (w) x 9.80 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Pierre Lieutaghi is a writer and ethnobotanist. He has written more than a dozen books and many articles about the relationships between plants and humankind.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 31, 2013

    Pretty coffee table book

    Nice book to add to collection; wonderful pictues, but not alot of detailed info. Worded for the novice, good book for children as intro to study/appreciation of nature.

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