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L'Arbre et la Montagne

By: Danièle Chappaz(Author), Daniel Grévoz(Author)
416 pages, colour photos
L'Arbre et la Montagne
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  • L'Arbre et la Montagne ISBN: 9782940365715 Paperback Apr 2014 Usually dispatched within 1-2 weeks
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Language: French

To trees, mountains are a challenging environment. Their conquest of peaks encounters obstacles, not in the least in the shape of altitude. Other drawbacks, such as their immobility, leave no ways of escape, forcing trees to undergo the rigors of the environment. Trees are forced to deploy strategies and develop adaptations. Every meter gained towards the peak is an adventure. L'Arbre et la Montagne details these trees and the extreme environment they live in. To get closer to them, one has to have a different perception of time, and find a way to decipher their language, understand their logic. These living beings, too often ignored, take their benevolent and aesthetic qualities from their mountain environment. Danièle Chappaz and Daniel Grévoz study the elements that bind tree and mountain from countless angles, in this case in the Alpine Arc, in a multidisciplinary approach in which transfer of knowledge is as important as an awareness of the greatness and majesty of these creatures we often overlook, but that always fascinate us. The splendid photographs by the authors and their titanic work make this book an admirable contribution studies of the Alpine environment.

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La montagne représente un défi pour l’arbre dont la destinée est avant tout d’occuper l’espace. Sa conquête des hauts sommets se heurte à un obstacle, et pas des moindres, l’altitude. Autre handicap, son immobilité qui ne lui laisse aucune échappatoire et l’oblige à subir les rigueurs du milieu. Il est contraint de déployer des stratégies, de développer des adaptations. Chaque mètre gagné vers les crêtes est une aventure. Ce livre va à la rencontre de ces arbres de l’extrême. Pour s’en rapprocher il faut considérer une autre perception du temps, chercher à décrypter leur langage, à comprendre leur logique. Alors, ces êtres vivants, trop souvent ignorés, prendront toutes leurs dimensions bienveillantes et esthétiques dans l’environnement montagnard. Danièle Chappaz et Daniel Grévoz étudient sous d’innombrables angles les éléments qui lient l’arbre et la montagne, à l’exemple de l’arc alpin, dans une approche pluridisciplinaire, où la transmission du savoir prend autant d’importance qu’une perception plus sensitive de la grandeur et de la majesté de ces êtres que sont les arbres qui souvent nous dépassent, toujours nous fascinent. Les splendides photographies des auteurs et leur travail titanesque font de cet ouvrage une contribution admirable à la connaissance de la nature dans les Alpes.

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By: Danièle Chappaz(Author), Daniel Grévoz(Author)
416 pages, colour photos
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