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Meetings With Remarkable Trees

Author : Thomas Pakenham
ISBN : 0297843508
Genre : Trees
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With this astonishing collection of tree portraits, Thomas Pakenham produced a new kind of tree book. The arrangement owed little to conventional botany. The sixty trees were grouped according to their own strong personalities: Natives, Travellers, Shrines, Fantasies and Survivors. From the ancient native trees, many of which are huge and immeasurably old, to the exotic newcomers from Europe, the East and North America, MEETINGS WITH REMARKABLE TREES captures the history and beauty of these entrancing living structures. Common to all these trees is their power to inspire awe and wonder. This is a lovingly researched book, beautifully illustrated with colour photographs, engravings and maps - a moving testimonial to the Earth`s largest and oldest living structures.

Meetings With Remarkable Trees

Author : Thomas Pakenham
ISBN : 1841880868
Genre : Historic trees
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A new, fully illustrated, pocket-sized edition of Thomas Pakenham's bestselling collection of tree portraits. Here are 60 trees remarkable in age, size, shape and history.

Remarkable Trees Of The World

Author : Thomas Pakenham
ISBN : 9780393049114
Genre : Nature
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Profiles significant tree varieties on four continents, including Japanese midgets, India stranglers, and American redwoods in a volume that also discusses the dangers posed to many trees.

In Search Of Remarkable Trees

Author : Thomas Pakenham
ISBN : STANFORD:36105123320868
Genre : Nature
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Thomas Pakenham, no stranger to Africa with his award-winning books, THE SCRAMBLE FOR AFRICA and THE BOER WAR, nor to remarkable trees with his best-selling MEETINGS WITH REMARKABLE TREES and REMARKABLE TREES OF THE WORLD, combines his two interests on safari in Southern Africa in pursuit of remarkable trees. His particular quarry is the rare, the giant, the very old, the extraordinary, or the simply beautiful, or those trees imbued with significance, written about by the great explorers of the past, or associated with magic, or folklore, or ritual.The result is a highly individual book, the product of a brilliant photographer and an original mind. In an opening section he describes his journey and the extraordinary moments of drama and even danger - scaling trees to escape from the enraged wildlife - and those moments of triumph as he stands in awe before a tree, connected by some primitive, atavistic bond. It is those moments we share in the resulting photographs. The texts that accompany each image are as individual as his photographs, a beautifully crafted blend of botany and social history.

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The Remarkable Baobab

Author : Thomas Pakenham
ISBN : 0393059898
Genre : Nature
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A natural and cultural study that documents the baobab's uses throughout history as food, medicine, shelter, a site of worship, prisons, and tombs; and includes superstitions and myths associated with it.

The Company Of Trees

Author : Thomas Pakenham
ISBN : 9780297866251
Genre : Nature
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'The master. Puts all other modern tree-writers in the shade' John Lewis-Stempel, author of Meadowland Thomas Pakenham is an indefatigable champion of trees. In The Company of Trees he recounts his personal quest to establish a large arboretum on the family estate, Tullynally in Ireland; his forays to other tree-filled parks and plantations; his often hazardous seed-hunting expeditions; and his efforts to preserve magnificent old trees and historic woodlands. Whether writing about the terrible storms breaking the backs of hundred-year-old trees or a fire in the peat bog on Tullynally which threatens to spread to the main commercial spruce-woods, his fear of climate change and disease, or the sturdy young saplings giving him hope for the future, his book is never less than enthralling.

Meetings With Remarkable People

Author : Osho,
ISBN : 9781786781253
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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Osho uses the lives and teachings of religious leaders and enlightened thinkers to involve the reader in a profound journey of spiritual discovery and wisdom. "When you hear about a Buddha or Mahavira or a Zarathustra they look like mythological figures, not historic. It appears they only existed in the dreams of man." Osho describes how their reality is in human consciousness and their effect is profound. When you read Osho's words, you feel as if he is speaking to you. His conversational style is fluid and engaging, and while his acute perception often comes as a delight and a surprise, his shrewd insights will stay with you always. Whether he is discussing a complex philosophy, or the teachings of a great mystic, Osho always brings a unique perspective and imbues the subject with his own distinctive irreverent, thought-provoking and inspirational insight.

The Boer War

Author : Thomas Pakenham
ISBN : 9780349141947
Genre : History
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Featuring previously unpublished sources, this 'enjoyable as well as massively impressive' bestseller is a definitive account of the Boer War (Financial Times) The war declared by the Boers on 11 October 1899 gave the British, as Kipling said, 'no end of a lesson'. It proved to be the longest, the costliest, the bloodiest and the most humiliating campaign that Britain fought between 1815 and 1914. Thomas Pakenham's narrative is based on first-hand and largely unpublished sources ranging from the private papers of the leading protagonists to the recollections of survivors from both sides. Mammoth in scope and scholarship, as vivid, fast-moving and breathtakingly compelling as the finest fiction. The Boer War is the definitive account of this extraordinary conflict - a war precipitated by greed and marked by almost inconceivable blundering and brutalities...and whose shattering repercussions can be felt to this very day. 'Not only a magnum opus, it is a conclusive work ... Enjoyable as well as massively impressive' - Financial Times 'This is a wonderful book: brilliantly written ... the reader turns each page with increasing fascination and admiration' -A.J.P. Taylor

Tree

Author : David Suzuki
ISBN : 9781926685533
Genre : Nature
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“Only God can make a tree,” wrote Joyce Kilmer in one of the most celebrated of poems. In Tree: A Life Story, authors David Suzuki and Wayne Grady extend that celebration in a “biography” of this extraordinary — and extraordinarily important — organism. A story that spans a millennium and includes a cast of millions but focuses on a single tree, a Douglas fir, Tree describes in poetic detail the organism’s modest origins that begin with a dramatic burst of millions of microscopic grains of pollen. The authors recount the amazing characteristics of the species, how they reproduce and how they receive from and offer nourishment to generations of other plants and animals. The tree’s pivotal role in making life possible for the creatures around it — including human beings — is lovingly explored. The richly detailed text and Robert Bateman’s original art pay tribute to this ubiquitous organism that is too often taken for granted.

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