The Story of Trees
And How They Changed the World
by Kevin Hobbs; David West
Pub Date 18 Feb 2020
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The Story of Trees takes the reader on a visual journey from some of the earliest known tree species on our planet to the latest fruit cultivars.
The chosen trees have all had a profound effect on the planet and humankind. Starting with the Ginkgo biloba, fossils of which date back 270 million years, we learn about how trees came to be integral to the development of our species and how specific trees have become important religious, political and cultural symbols.
With beautiful illustrations by Thibaud Herem and fascinating botanical facts and figures, this book will appeal to tree lovers from all over the world.
‘Wonderful stories and in-depth information you will normally never find in books about trees.’
Piet Oudolf, Landscape Designer and creator of the planting design for New York’s High Line
“Entwining fascinating facts about 100 trees with inspiring stories of their importance to ancient civilizations, trade, religious and pagan beliefs, wellbeing and medicinal uses over the ages, this delightful and well-researched book provokes curiosity on every page.’
Dr Alexandra Wagstaffe, Eden Project Learning