Remarkable Trees of the World
The spirit of nineteenth-century explorers lives on in British historian Thomas Pakenham, who has spent the last decade investigating the lives of ... Show synopsis The spirit of nineteenth-century explorers lives on in British historian Thomas Pakenham, who has spent the last decade investigating the lives of the world's most dramatic trees, many of which are in danger of destruction. After the worldwide success of his previous work, Meetings with remarkable Trees - a stunning collection of 60 individual trees (and groups of trees) in Britain and Ireland chosen for their unusually strong personalities - he decided to hunt down and photograph another 60 remarkable trees scattered throughout the globe. Many of these trees were already famous - champions by girth, height, volume, or age - while others had never previously been caught by the camera. His five-year odyssey, sweating it out with a 30lb Linhof camera and tripod, took him to most of the temperate and many of the tropical regions of the world. Remarkable trees of the World is a magnificent new work that celebrates Thomas Pakenham's gifts as a writer and a photographer. It will be treasured for generations by all those who marvel at the wonders of nature.