"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... read more
“But, however old they are, these giants have not been allowed to grow old gracefully. Every twisted branch, every splayed trunk has been cut and mutilated to keep the trees within bounds and to protect worshippers from falling branches. Many trees have been shorn of all character. Would it be kinder sometimes to let an ancient tree die in dignity?”Thomas Pakenham
1 Giants: Gods, Goddesses, Grizzlies
2 Dwarfs: For Fear of Little Men, In Bondage
3 Methuselahs: The Living and the Dead, Shrines
4 Dreams: Prisoners, Aliens, Lovers and Dancers, Snakes and Ladders, Ghosts
5 Trees in Peril: Do the Loggers Always Win?, Ten Green Bottles
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