Meetings with Remarkable Trees

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Random House, 1998 - Nature - 191 pages
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With this astonishing collection of tree portraits, Thomas Pakenham has produced a new kind of tree book. The arrangement owes little to conventional botany. The sixty trees are grouped according to their own strong personalities: Natives, Travellers, Shrines, Fantasies and Survivors. From the ancient native trees, many of which are huge and immeasurably old, to the exotic newcomers from Europe, the East and North America, Meetings with Remarkable Trees captures the history and beauty of these entrancing living structures. Each tree is a living hisorical monument in its own right and this volume reveals a variety of sacred trees, poets' trees and fantastical trees extraordinary in both their appearance and history.

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User Review  - Othemts - LibraryThing

This coffee table book is true to its title containing photos, text, and history of some of the largest, oldest, and oddest trees in Great Britain and Ireland. I’ve actually seen some including the ... Read full review

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User Review  - Karen - Goodreads

I was lucky enough to find this gem of a book at my library's used book sale. What a lovely book. The photography of these beautiful old trees is stupendous. Have you hugged a tree book today? I have. Read full review



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About the author (1998)

Thomas Pakenham is the author of "The Scramble for Africa," which won the W. H. Smith and Alan Paton Awards.

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