Author(s): Thomas Pakenham
Thomas Pakenham goes in search of the oldest, most unusual and most impressive trees of the world. Following the extraordinary success of Meetings With Remarkable Trees, Thomas Pakenham broadens his search for remarkable specimens around the world. From North and South America to Europe, from Asia and South Africa and Madagascar to Australia and New Zealand, he presents us with trees of personality and presence: Dwarfs, Giants, Monuments, and Aliens - the lovingly tended midgets of Japan; the massive 'General Sherman' of Sierra Nevada; the Mexican Tule Bald Cypress; the enormous strangler from India now romping about the University of Palermo in Sicily; and the 4,700 year old 'Old Methusalehs', the bristlecone pines discovered in the White Mountains of California. From ancient yews and ginkos to colossal redwoods and fairytale baobabs, this book is the fruit of Thomas Pakenham's search for the most remarkable trees of the world.
'An heirloom present... because of the fascination and importance of the subject matter, its astonishingly good photographs and its rich alusive text, it will be read and dipped into for decades to come' IRISH TIMES 'The "wow" factor is present on almost every page. Feast your eyes' LITERARY REVIEW 'An incredible volume, filled with awe-inspiring photographs... unmissable!' GOOD BOOK GUIDE Over 180,000 copies sold of MEETINGS WITH REMARKABLE TREES worldwide A new portable hardback format
'Each new page is an adventure with history, poetry, drawings, plus superb photographs. Of great interest to all, gardener or not. And at a great price.' GARDEN ANSWERS (Jan 2004)
Thomas Pakenham is the author and photographer of the bestselling MEETINGS WITH REMARKABLE TREES, and author of the critically acclaimed SCRAMBLE FOR AFRICA, which won the W.H.Smith award and the Alan Paton Award.
Introduction Giants Dwarfs Methusalehs Monuments Aliens