Published in association with the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew, this is a new edition.
A celebration of some of the oldest living organisms on the planet, from the grand Oaks of Europe and mighty Redwoods of California to Africa's 'upside-down' Baobab tree, and from the Ginkgos of China and Korea to the Olive tree.
Each chapter highlights a tree or group of trees that have individuals over 1,000 years old, and then focuses in on the botany, ecology, cultural and religious significance. The authors tease out fascinating facts and stories, such as the legend associated with the 'Tree of a Hundred Horses' in Sicily, the origin myths of the ancient trees in Amazonian Indian culture and the search for wild populations of Ginkgo biloba trees with individuals over 3,000 years old.
Anna Lewington, is a well-known writer and researcher on the uses people make of plants; Edward Parker is a wildlife photographer.
200 colour illustrations
Publisher: - Batsford Press - more
Code: - ISBN: 9781849940580
Year: - 2012
Authors: - Edward Parker and Anna Lewington
Availability: - Temporarily unavailable