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Around the World in 80 Trees

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Trees are one of humanity's most constant and most varied companions. From India's sacred banyan tree to the fragrant cedar of Lebanon, they offer us sanctuary and inspiration - not to mention the raw materials for everything from aspirin to maple syrup.In Around the World in 80 Trees, expert Jonathan Drori uses plant science to illuminate how trees play a role in every part of human life, from the romantic to the regrettable. Stops on the trip include the lime trees of Berlin's Unter den Linden boulevard, which intoxicate amorous Germans and hungry bees alike, the swankiest streets in nineteenth-century London, which were paved with Australian eucalyptus wood, and the redwood forests of California, where the secret to the trees' soaring heights can be found in the properties of the tiniest drops of water.Each of these strange and true tales - populated by self-mummifying monks, tree-climbing goats and ever-so-slightly radioactive nuts - is illustrated by Lucille Clerc, taking the reader on a journey that is as informative as it is beautiful.

About the author

Jonathan Drori is a Trustee of The Woodland Trust and The Eden Project, an Ambassador for the WWF and was for nine years a Trustee of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. He is a Fellow of the Linnean Society and the Zoological Society of London, and a Member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology. In 2006 he was made CBE.


An inspirational and beautifully illustrated gift book that tells the stories of 80 trees from around the globe


An inspirational and beautifully illustrated gift book that tells the stories of 80 trees from around the globe

Product details

Authors Jonathan Drori
Assisted by Lucille Clerc (Illustration)
Publisher Orion
Languages English
Product format Paperback / Softback
Released 19.03.2020
EAN 9781786276063
ISBN 978-1-78627-606-3
No. of pages 240
Subjects Humanities, art, music > Art
Non-fiction book > Nature, technology > Natural science
Social sciences, law, business

SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Botany, SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Horticulture, Botanical art, Trees, wildflowers & plants

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