Superbly photographed by prominent nature photographer Graeme Matthews, this book showcases trees from around the world: from the lush autumnal forests of New England and woodlands of Europe to the Amazon rainforests; from the mountain pines and weeping willows of China to the baobabs of Africa and the banyans of Malaysia. Also featured are individual specimens of great beauty such as the coast redwood of California, Japanese cherry blossom and the frangipani of Oceania.
The informative text by Dr. Mike Wilcox describes the tree species of each continent and the roles they play in people's lives, including the myths and legends surrounding specific trees, and the economies built around them.
With over 120 photographs from Europe, Asia, Africa, North America, South America and Oceania, accompanied by extended captions detailing the species and where it was photographed, Trees of the World is both a celebration of trees and a call for their continued conservation.
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