Book ID: 97680
Australia's Remarkable Trees. 2009. 500 photogr. XVI, 253 p. gr8vo. Hardcover.
Australia is a land of remarkable trees: a single Huon Pine on the slopes of Mount Read in western Tasmania has been growing for at least 10,000 years, crowned the giant of the eucalypt family, Australia's Mountain Ash stands as tall as a 30-storey skyscraper, and so on. The book explores the extraordinary lives of fifty of Australia's oldest, largest and most unusual trees. Richly illustrated with more than 500 photographs. The book is not just a celebration of Australia's great trees. It also prompts us to look to the future to see what lies in store for them. It is a call to arms to preserve and protect the oldest and most magnificent living things, and the forests and wilderness in which they live.