The World of Trees
by Hugh Johnson
From well-loved oaks and pines to rare, spectacular species such as the snowbells of Japan, this lavishly illustrated work is an unparalleled guide to more than six hundred of the world’s major forest and garden trees. An excellent resource for gardeners, botanists, and general readers alike, The World of Trees is a tribute to natural beauty by a superb prose stylist, an e...more
Hardcover, 400 pages
Published October 18th 2010 by University of California Press
(first published September 15th 2010)
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I've only read through the conifers. I like how the trees are like people. There's a word for that but I don't remember what it is. I don't remember if the author is British but he writes like it. That's compliment. You know. Dry wit. All that.
Hugh Johnson, younger son of a London lawyer, began his life-long passion for wine in all its variety as a member of the Wine & Food Society at Cambridge University, where he gained an Honours Degree in English literature. When he left King's College in 1961 he became a feature writer for Vogue and House & Garden, writing, among other articles, travel and wine columns for both magazines an...moreMore about Hugh Johnson...