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Meetings with Remarkable Trees Paperback – November 10, 1998
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It is also much more than I'd expected, being filled with enchanting stories of the 60 (groups of) trees Pakenham has chosen to introduce. Each tree (group) is beautifully photographed, often with people nearby so you can get a sense of their immensity, and the images are accompanied by a few pages of text filled with delightful anecdotes and histories.
Making the book even more valuable for travellers is a gazetteer with a map of the UK showing each tree's location as well as information regarding its common name, scientific name, full measurements and accessibilty to the public. Unfortunately none of the sixty are located in Wales, but there are 8 in Ireland, 10 in Scotland and 42 in England, including 10 in the London area. The book is interspersed with olde line drawings, and the book concludes with a bibliography, credits for the illustrations and a good index.
If you love trees or travel to Great Britain, you will want to meet this remarkable book. Highest recommendation.
They display fine detail and the size of the pages on which they are printed
adds even more impact to their splendour.
Not to forget the accompanying text: Pakenham, who is widely travelled, tells the reader
stories that suggest he has a personal relationship with each of
the trees reviewed in the book.
A must for the shelf of every dendrophile
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In fact, leaves me near speechless. All I can say, is if you love "old things", this book is for you.Published 7 months ago by Tell It
Wonderful, beautiful, interesting book. Got it as a birthday present and I'm so glad I did. The recipient loved it.Published 12 months ago by Scotty Magic
Love this book!!!! It is as remarkable as the trees. I gifted it to my daughter as she is a verifiable tree hugger. I couldn't have gotten her a more appropriate gift. Read morePublished 14 months ago by UKI
Great pictures, but the stories are not very well-written. I have a very hard time getting through them, and it is disappointing to me because I bought the book for the pictures... Read morePublished 17 months ago by celestialbev