By: Michael Jordan (Author)
224 pages, colour photos throughout
This illustrated tour of the world's most extraordinary trees provides an insight into some of the natural world's most astonishing structures. Through 100 photographs, The Beauty of Trees tells the story of our relationship with trees throughout history. Each image is supported by information about the botany of the tree, along with the stories, traditions and legends associated with it.
From the giant sequoias of California to the bonsai of Japan, the pink tulip tree of the Himalayas to the Scots pine – and even the humble acorn – award-standard photography and insightful text bring the majesty and mystery of the world's trees to life.
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Michael Jordan's writing career began following ten years as a successful broadcaster working for the BBC TV, Granada, Channel 4, Radio 4 and World Service. He has written numerous natural history works including The Encyclopedia of Fungi, now in its second edition; The Practical Botanist; and Plants of Mystery and Magic.
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