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Mythic Woods: The World's Most Remarkable Forests

Art / PhotobookOut of Print
Pakenham on forests

By: Jonathan Roberts

176 pages, Col photos

Weidenfeld & Nicolson

Hardback | Dec 2004 | #147700 | ISBN: 0297843524
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Large-format lavishly illustrated book celebrating fifteen of the world's most extraordinary forests, from the rainforests of the Amazon to the Florida Everglades, the Blue Cedars of the Atlas Mountains to the Cloud Forests of the Andes and the Baobabs of Madagascar. Mythic Woods explores these enigmatic worlds with lavish photography, exploring the individual character of each forest and the mysteries they contain.

Jonathan Roberts is a farmer and writer. He is author of Of Cabbages and Kings: The Origins of Fruit and Vegetables and has contributed articles to Country Life, Reader's Digest and The Countryside Companion.

'Rich prose and lavish photography...' THE FIELD


Includes American Rainforest, Blue Cedar Forests of the Atlas, Baobab Woods of Madagascar, Cloud Forests of the Andes, Valley of the Giants, Tasmania, Canada's Great Bear Rainforest, Kauri Pine Forests of New Zealand, Californian Kelp Forest, Sundarban Mangrove Forests of the Ganges

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Thomas Pakenham is the author of the critically acclaimed THE SCRAMBLE FOR AFRICA which won the W.H. Smith Award and the Alan Paton Award. He is also the author of THE BOER WAR, THE MOUNTAINS OF RASSELAS and THE YEAR OF LIBERTY. He lives in County Westmeath, Ireland and is chairman of the Irish Tree Society. He plants trees both for profit and ornament. Jonathan Roberts was born in Connecticut, USA, in 1943 and grew up in Gloucestershire. He read Greats at Oxford University, before spells as a teacher in Africa and as a freelance journalist and writer in London. From 1973 he fish-farmed in south-west Scotland, and in 1993 moved to a sheep hill-farm in Dorset, where he now lives. In 2001 he published CABBAGES AND KINGS (HarperCollins), an account of how fruit and vegetables originated from wild species. He is married, with a wife and three daughters. Thomas Pakenham is the author and photographer of the bestselling books MEETINGS WITH REMARKABLE TREES and REMARKABLE TREES OF THE WORLD. He lives in County Westmeath, Ireland and is chairman of the Irish Tree Society. He plants trees both for profit and ornament.

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