322 pages, B/w photos
World-renowned canopy biologist Nalini Nadkarni has climbed trees on four continents with scientists, students, artists, clergymen, musicians, activists, loggers, legislators, and Inuits, gathering diverse perspectives. In "Between Earth and Sky, "a rich tapestry of personal stories, information, art, and photography, she becomes our captivating guide to the leafy wilderness above our heads.
Through her luminous narrative, we embark on a multifaceted exploration of trees that illuminates the profound connections we have with them, the dazzling array of goods and services they provide, and the powerful lessons they hold for us. Nadkarni describes trees' intricate root systems, their highly evolved and still not completely understood canopies, their role in commerce and medicine, their existence in city centers and in extreme habitats of mountaintops and deserts, and their important place in folklore and the arts. She explains tree fundamentals and considers the symbolic role they have assumed in culture and religion.
In a book that reawakens our sense of wonder at the fascinating world of trees, we ultimately find entry to the entire natural world and rediscover our own place in it.
A wide-ranging and eye-opening book about trees and our connections to them.--New Scientist "A wealth of entertaining arboreal facts and figures, but her personal anecdotes are the book's most compelling and inimitable feature."--Publishers Weekly "Nadkarni's writing is like a love letter to trees that effortlessly mixes poetry and prose with environmentalism, culture, history and science."--Foreword "Anyone who loves trees, who admires their steadfastness, who finds in their presence a certain peace ... will love this book."--Canadian Field-Naturalist "Nadkarni is a wonder... Every page enthralls."--Terrain Magazine
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