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The Beauty of Trees

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This illustrated tour of the world’s most extraordinary trees provides an insight into some of the natural world’s most astonishing structures. Through 100 photographs, The Beauty of Trees tells the story of our relationship with trees throughout history.Each image is supported by information about the botany of the tree, along with the stories, traditions and legends ...more
Hardcover, 224 pages
Published August 1st 2012 by Quercus (first published January 1st 2012)
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Nov 19, 2012 rated it really liked it
I saw this book in a library.

The title was intriguing, but when I opened it I was struck by the beautiful, high resolution images.

Here are some of the trees from the book that I liked (either because the tree looked cool, or because the photography was really good):

Silver birch
Norway Spruce
European hornbeam
Coast Redwood
Malagary baobob
Persim silk tree
Cashew nut tree
Sydney redgum [I see these often; they did it justice]
Coconut palm [the sprouted nut]
Pacific madrone [the bark]

Janet Fraser
Oct 14, 2016 rated it really liked it
As advertised, this is a book filled with lovely images of trees. The information that accompanies each image is interesting and informative. A useful and beautiful addition to any gardener's library.
Vanessa Ricci-Thode
Oct 26, 2015 rated it liked it
So many lovely pictures! And an excellent variety of trees from across the globe. But the info side-bars were often contridictory to the descriptive paragraphs. And then there were the common names, which were all presented as what the common name is in the UK, which doesn't make a lick of sense on a book sold internationally. If common names are going to be involved at all, it would make sense to me to include the common name used where the tree is a native species. The one that bothered me the ...more
Sep 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I would come back as a tree after death if possible. :D
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