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The Tree: A Natural History of What Trees Are, How They Live, and Why They Matter

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One of Britain's most highly regarded science writers looks at trees in exquisite, comprehensive detail: what they are, how they live, how they came ... Show synopsis

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Reviews of The Tree: A Natural History of What Trees Are, How They Live, and Why They Matter

Overall customer rating: 4.334
Edwin H

Unique perspective

by Edwin H on Sep 9, 2010

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. An informative and thought provoking read. I've started to read it a second time. More

Matthew

Disappointing

by Matthew on Jul 27, 2008

This book seems very promising in the beginning. In fact the first third is very good, wherein Tudge explains the evolution of trees themselves and of different groups of trees. In the second part of the book, Tudge attempts to talk about every taxonomic group of trees. The problem is that his scope ... More

Whaley

A tree to live by

by Whaley on Apr 26, 2007

The first part outlines the way trees are classified and named, a seemingly very dry subject, but Colin Tudge makes it almost exciting so one looks forward to to seeing what new wonders these amazing "Bushy Things with a Stick Up the Middle" will have managed to develop in various environments and ... More

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