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Allen & Unwin
29 August 2018
'A story that fills us with wonder: the tree keeps its soul and steals our hearts' Peter Wohlleben, author of The Hidden Life of Trees

All across the planet, trees literally hold the world together. This is the awe-inspiring biography of a single tree, from the moment the seed is released from its cone until, more than five hundred years later, it lies on the forest floor as a nurse log, giving life to ferns, mosses and hemlocks, even as its own life is ending.

David Suzuki and Wayne Grady describe in lyrical detail the dramatic origins of a Douglas fir, which begins its life with a burst of millions of microscopic grains of pollen. They uncover its amazing resilience, and also its vulnerability across its long life in the forest. The tree's pivotal role in making life possible for the creatures around it - including human beings - is lovingly explored.

'Read Tree. It will fill you with wonder, magic and awe.' Globe and Mail

'From the tiny seed of a single Douglas-fir, David Suzuki and Wayne Grady have grown a wonderful book, learned but lovely, thorough but terse. It's as big as all life.' David Quammen, author of The Tangled Tree
By:   David Suzuki, Wayne Grady
Foreword by:   Peter Wohlleben
Imprint:   Allen & Unwin
Country of Publication:   Australia
Edition:   2nd edition
Dimensions:   Height: 208mm,  Width: 138mm, 
Weight:   330g
ISBN:   9781760523770
ISBN 10:   1760523771
Publication Date:   29 August 2018
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Foreword by Peter Wohlleben Introduction 1. Birth 2. Taking Root 3. Growth 4. Maturity 5. Death Selected References Index

David Suzuki is an internationally renowned geneticist and environmentalist and a recipient of UNESCO's Kalinga Prize for the Popularization of Science and the 2009 Right Livelihood Award. He is the author of many bestselling books. Wayne Grady is one of Canada's finest science writers, and a Governor General's Award-winning translator.

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