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The Bristlecone Book: A Natural History of the World's Oldest Trees Paperback – September 1, 2007


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 110 pages
  • Publisher: Mountain Press Publishing Company; 1st edition (September 1, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0878425381
  • ISBN-13: 978-0878425389
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6.1 x 0.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #715,932 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Born in Brooklyn, New York, Ronald M. Lanner was trained as a forester at New York State s College of Environmental Science and Forestry and later earned a PhD in forest botany and genetics at the University of Minnesota. Over the course of his career, he has worked as a research forester with the U.S. Forest Service in California and Hawaii, taught courses in tree biology at Utah State University, and written numerous papers and five books about trees. His research has taken him all over the world, but he has always returned to the mountains of the American West and the haunts of the bristlecone and foxtail pines.

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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Midwest Book Review on December 2, 2007
Format: Paperback
The peaks of the American West hold the Bristlecone Pine, some of the world's oldest trees, and THE BRISTLECONE BOOK celebrates their natural history using a most accessible format and presentation perfect for any natural history collection focusing on botany. Bright color photos liberally pepper an in-depth survey in THE BRISTLECONE BOOK: A NATURAL HISTORY OF TH WORLD'S OLDEST TREES, with chapters including tests of tree longevity and discussions of Bristlecone importance in human history. Any collection whether college-level or public lending library which is strong in botany or American natural history needs this.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Gregory W. Edwards on August 15, 2012
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The author has a strong research based book that also shows his love for all three species of Bristlecone Pines.

The book contains far more information than I expected, along with humor and interesting facts. There are also a number of unresolved problems mentioned and hints for interesting additional observations.

I bought this book in planning a photo-trip to White Mountain. The book has generated a number of ideas for photographs beyond the standard (and lovely) well known Bristlecone photographs.

In short, I learned a lot, had fun in the process, and have a number of new ideas for possibly interesting photographs.
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3 of 12 people found the following review helpful By S. Puhl on April 6, 2009
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It is obvious that the author knows a great deal about the subject matter, but he demonstrates very poor organization and layout. The end result is a garbled mess of factual information and natural history with various tidbits haphazardly thrown in. Unfortunately, if you're looking to pinpoint specific information about Brislecones, it is a challenge to locate it amidst the cumbersome and, at times, plodding text. On a positive note, many full-scale photos were vivid, but I wish more up-close, detailed images were included as well. This book is best left as a library resource and not one to include in your personal library.
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