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Thames & Hudson
01 October 2019
More than 60,000 species of trees are found in an amazing variety of forms, sizes and habitats. Every tree has its own story and here are over 60, selected for their particular resonance and connection with humankind and representing most of the world's major zones and ecologies. In portraits that combine vivid cultural and historical narrative with a firm scientific grounding, the authors reveal the details of trees from around the world, both familiar and strange. We use timbers for building and creating, have discovered which tree fruits and seeds taste delicious, and which can kill or cure us, and which species can add colour and spirituality to our lives - from the timber of mahogany to the delights of chocolate and pomegranate, from the medicinal tea tree to the deadly manchineel, and from fragrant frankincense to the highly prized dragon's blood tree.

Artists and botanists alike have been inspired by trees for centuries, and a varied and beautiful range of images from the unrivalled archive at Kew illustrate the stories, to create this enlightening and enchanting book.
By:   Christina Harrison, Tony Kirkham
Imprint:   Thames & Hudson
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 246mm,  Width: 186mm, 
Weight:   1.020kg
ISBN:   9780500021927
ISBN 10:   0500021929
Pages:   256
Publication Date:   01 October 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Reviews for Remarkable Trees

'Beautiful' - Robert Elms, BBC Radio London 'A rare treat ... the wonderful drawings [are] as remarkable themselves as the trees they depict' - Gardens Illustrated 'Exquisite ... intricate and expressive illustrations bear witness to the magic of closely observing the natural world' - The Lady 'This attractive book gently reminds us not only how useful and beautiful trees are but how fragile too' - World of Interiors


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