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Seeing Trees by Nancy Ross Hugo
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Dec 01, 11

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Read from November 01 to 26, 2011

This book was amazing. The author talks about trees and how they change all year-round and how there’s beauty in that. She isn’t too science-y in the way she writes so it’s a great book for anyone. If she does break out the science she makes it very easy to understand. So she talks about trees, ten in particular, and the writing style is relaxed but enthusiastic, so the book has a really nice flow. Ms. Hugo isn’t exactly teaching you about trees, but she’s definitely showing you new things about trees. So interesting. There is a “stop and smell the roses” feel to the book as well. Very enjoyable to read.

The photos in this book are outstanding. The pictures are made up of something like 8 to 45 individual photos put together, some of them using a microscope to get the details. These gorgeous photos (there’s at least one on each page) make the book even better. It’s almost like having two books in one, because I’m not going to lie, the first thing I did was look at all the pictures then I went back and read the book.

The book is the perfect length, and at the end I was wanting more. I don’t know if there are plans for another book where they tackle ten more trees, but they totally could, I’m hooked.

If you like nature, even just a little bit, I think you’ll enjoy this one. If you love nature (and great photography) I think this would be a great book to own, and this is coming from someone who works in a library and doesn’t buy many books anymore, I really think this would be the kind of book that you would return to often.
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