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Légendes d'Arbres: 90 Histoires Illustrées [The Splendour of the Tree: An Illustrated History]

Art / Photobook

By: Noël Kingsbury (Author), Andrea Jones (Illustrator), Emmanuelle Champion (Translated by), Jean Terrisse (Translated by)

288 pages, 200 colour photos

Delachaux et Niestle

Hardback | Sep 2015 | #226691 | ISBN-13: 9782603021934
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About this book

Language: French

Written by Dr. Noel Kingsbury – a world-class expert on plants and the environment – Légendes d'Arbres celebrates the wonder, mystery, beauty, and utility of the tree. It pays homage to 100 key species of tree – chosen for their cultural, economic, or historical signicance and their importance in the natural world – and includes an indispensable cultivation section that advises on the care and selection of trees for the home garden. The lively, original text analyses the particular characteristics of each tree and the specic role that it plays within the ecosystem and the human environment. Breathtaking, specially commissioned photography by Andrea Jones – one of the world's foremost garden photographers – skillfully captures the nuances of every featured tree. From exquisite close-up detail shots to images of impeccable orchards in bloom, her photographs are both beautiful and informative.

Summary in French:
Un livre à la gloire des arbres

Ce livre est une plongée dans l'histoire de 90 essences d'arbres. Des arbres de tous les continents, emblématiques d'un point de vue culturel, historique, mythologique ou même économique. Cet ouvrage propose ainsi de regarder au-delà des qualités esthétiques individuelles pour comprendre les arbres au mieux et plus profondément en tant qu'espèce végétable, acteurs du réseau écologique naturel et protagonistes de l'histoire humaine. Ces narrations ponctuées d'anecdotes, incluent une brève description botanique, précisant caractéristiques, origines, aire de répartition, taille et âge maximal.

200 photographies inspirées rendent hommage à la majesté des arbres.


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