Ancient Trees: Trees That Live for 1,000 Years by Anna Lewington, Edward Parker

By Anna Lewington, Edward Parker

"Among the entire diverse productions with which Nature has decorated the surfaces of the earth, none awakens our sympathies, or pursuits our mind's eye so powerfully as these venerable timber, which appear to have stood the lapse of ages." - John Muir, 1868

A attention-grabbing social gathering of the a number of the oldest residing organisms in the world, from the grand Oaks of Europe and robust Redwoods of California to Africas upside-down Baobab tree, and from the Ginkgos of China and Korea to the Olive tree, the global image of peace.

Ancient timber covers these species of tree that experience lived for greater than one thousand years: the Redwood, Bristlecone pine, Montezuma Cypress, the Monkey Puzzle, Amazonian Ancients, Yew, Oak, candy Chestnut, Lime, Olive, Welwitschia, the Baobab, Kauri, Totara, Antarctic Beech, the Fig, Cedar, and Ginkgo.

Anna Lewington, the well known author on all issues botanical, and major natural world photographer Edward Parker supply an illuminating and visually awesome historical past of every tree species, together with the place the long-living species can nonetheless be chanced on, the bushes botanical info, and its legendary institutions.

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