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Reviews of Remarkable Trees of the World

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Author (1): Thomas Pakenham (photographer)

Hardcopy edition:
Publish date: September 2002
Published by: W.W. Norton & Company
List price: $49.95
ISBN Number: 0393049116

Softcopy edition:
Publish date: September 2003
Published by: W.W. Norton & Company
List price: $27.95
ISBN Number: 0393325296



  Garden Bookworm editor's notes:  
"A stunning volume" (Time) and the most magnificent book on the world's trees published in years.

The publication of
Remarkable Trees of the World took American audiences by storm. Now in a handsome paperback volume with flaps, Thomas Pakenham embarks on a five-year odyssey to most of the temperate and tropical regions of the world to photograph sixty trees of remarkable personality and presence: Dwarfs, Giants, Monuments, and Aliens; the lovingly tended midgets of Japan; the enormous strangler from India; and the 4,700-year "Old Methusalehs." American readers will be fascinated by Pakenham's first examination of North American trees, including the towering Redwoods of Sequoia and Yosemite, the gaunt Joshua Trees of Death Valley and the Bristlecone pines discovered in California's White Mountains.

Many of these trees were already famous-champions by girth, height, volume or age-while others had never previously been caught by the camera. Pakenham's five-year odyssey, sweating it out with a 30 pound Linhof camera and tripod, took him to most of the temperate and many of the tropical regions of the world. Although North American trees dominate this book, Pakenham also trekked to remote regions in Mexico, all over Europe, parts of Asia including Japan, northern and southern Africa, Madagascar, Australia and New Zealand.

Remarkable Trees of the World is a lavish work that will be treasured for generations by all those who marvel at nature. Color photographs throughout.

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Positive treelover3 On Feb 13, 2004, treelover3 wrote:

This is a wonderful book! Fabulous pictures of very mature trees. If you like (love) trees, then this is a must-have book.

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