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Árboles Singulares de la Provincia de Albacete [Unique Trees of the Province of Albacete]

By: Vicente Benlloch Martí (Author), Alejandro Martín Albiar (Author), Consuelo López Moreno (Illustrator)

432 pages, colour photos

Instituto de Estudios Albacetenses

Hardback | Jan 2015 | #228764 | ISBN-13: 9788496800953
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NHBS Price: £62.99 $80/€75 approx

About this book

Language: Spanish

This book is more than a catalog of trees that stand out for their size, their rarity or age. It is a treasure map. To find each of these 190 trees in Albacete, a city and municipality in the Spanish autonomous community of Castilla-La Mancha, you will sometimes have to get wet calves, overcome vertigo, cross large drops, or run out on a long hike. But other times they are to be found just around the corner, where they have always been, without people going over to them.

The work of the authors Vicente Benlloch (biologist) and Alejandro Martin (forester) has ranged from ethnographic inquiry to botanical research, through mapping and adventure. It is the product of meticulous observation and intense and rigorous classification. A work that changes our way of looking: the photographer Consuelo Lopez reveals what until now was invisible.

Summary in Spanish:
Este libro es algo más que un catálogo de árboles que sobresalen por su tamaño, su rareza o su edad. Es el mapa de un tesoro. Para encontrar cada uno de esos 190 ejemplares, a veces hay que mojarse las pantorrillas, sobreponerse al vértigo, coronar pendientes y agotarse en una larga caminata. Pero otras veces los tenemos a la vuelta de la esquina, donde han estado siempre, sin que reparásemos en ellos.

La labor de los autores Vicente Benlloch (biólogo) y Alejandro Martín (ingeniero forestal) ha abarcado desde  la indagación etnográfica hasta la investigación botánica, pasando por la cartografía y la aventura. Nos sirven un trabajo de observación minuciosa y de clasificación tenaz y rigurosa. Un trabajo que cambia nuestro modo de mirar: la fotógrafa Consuelo López da forma a lo que hasta ahora nos resultaba invisible.


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