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Around the World in 80 Trees

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Zusatztext 'This is the best love letter to trees I have ever read. Had I written it myself!I would die happy'. Sir Tim Smit! Founder of The Eden Project 'I have loved trees all my life. It's fascinating to learn how! across the world! they have inspiredpeople in much the same way! and to understand the key role they play! not just in our lives!but life as a whole'. Dame Judi Dench 'This is the perfect tree book! with beautiful illustrations. A must for any tree lover! professionalor amateur! who wants to learn more about 80 inspirational trees from around the world'. Tony Kirkham! Head of the Arboretum at Kew 'Full of new ideas and wonderful stories about the trees that helped shape us! I really loved this entertainingand erudite world journey'. Beccy Speight! Chief Executive! The Woodland Trust 'Around the World in 80 Trees is a celebration of the vital importance of trees to our culture!environment! diet and spiritual well-being. The combination of factual! scientific and historicalinformation makes for a fascinating read. It is a work of art and science with charming illustrationswhich will delight tree lovers everywhere'. Professor Nicola Spence! the UK Government's Chief Plant Health Officer 'In this delightful and beautifully illustrated book Jonathan provides a collection of fascinatingbiographies of some of the world's most extraordinary trees. [?] This is a personal narrative; Jonathan'slove for trees! and his sense of wonder at the diversity of the natural world! shines through on every page'. Richard Deverell! Director! Royal Botanic Gardens! Kew 'Botanical science! culture and the history of exploration all come together in this journey aroundthe world through many of the most important trees that influence the customs and economyof each country. I would have found it hard to make a better selection of trees that are influentialand important to the culture of the many countries [in this] most engaging trip around the world'. Professor Sir Ghillean Prance FRS! VMH! Former Director! Royal Botanic Gardens! Kew 'Nature writing at its best! skilfully weaving sciencewith fascinating folklore and the sheer wonder of trees'. Professor Sir Charles Godfray CBE FRS Informationen zum Autor 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. Klappentext 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. Vorwort An inspirational and beautifully illustrated gift book that tells the stories of 80 trees from around the globe Zusammenfassung "An arboreal odyssey"


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

Product details

Authors Lucille Clerc, Jonathan Drori
Assisted by Lucille Clerc (Illustration)
Publisher King, Laurence Publishing
Languages English
Product format Hardback
Released 28.05.2018
EAN 9781786271617
ISBN 978-1-78627-161-7
Dimensions 160 mm x 245 mm x 26 mm
Subjects Guides > Nature
Humanities, art, music > Art > General, dictionaries
Non-fiction book > Nature, technology > Nature: general, reference works

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

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