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The Life and Love of Trees

4.42  ·  Rating details ·  169 ratings  ·  32 reviews
A collection of images created by some of the world's leading nature photographers complement this journey through boreal forests, rainforests, ancient bristlecones, fresh-leaved seedlings, and among trees that are both scary and rare. ...more
Hardcover, 200 pages
Published November 1st 2009 by Chronicle Books (first published 2009)
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Janie
Oct 21, 2010 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: coffee-table, tree
Many of the pics are comfortingly gorgeous. The text, though, is totally dippy.

Usually in Big Art Books whatever text there may be (good or bad) is ignorable by design. But in this one, because of the way it's laid out (sometimes with text overlaying the picture), the text is hard to ignore, like a burped alphabet at a formal dinner.
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Melissa
Four stars for the large stunning photographs. There was some quotes that was good but on many pages they only stood out because of their size. The text was horrible though only because it was so small. I admited I just skimmed and read the paragraphs that seemed more interesting. Would have been if it was just photographs and quotes.
Andy Hickman
“The Life & Love of Trees” by Lewis Blackwell

Enjoyable book to read and adore

“Let’s celebrate mycorrhizae.” (p80)
Mushrooms – the symbiotic relations between plant roots and fungi

Memories – “We plant trees with a sense of the potential of life beyond our own years … we have our hands in hope.” (p156)
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Jennifer
May 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Got this book on a trip to Dumbarton oaks. For any nature phill this book is for you.
Kerry
Mar 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book was on display at our library. I eyed it every week, yet my husband was the one who actually checked it out. We both enjoyed it very much. Gorgeous photos!
Gary
Aug 27, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Beautiful.
Kenneth
Nov 06, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A gorgeous book, wonderfully illustrated.
The next best thing to walking through a forest.
Tamara
I literally just hugged this book. Major eye candy for tree lovers. A forest of tree trunks in a field of purple...a family of Norway maple trees turning the grass powder white with spring flowers...lemony autumn leaves glowing in the sunshine. Damn, I love trees.

Favorite Quotes:

Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.

I like trees because they seem more resigned to the way they have to live than other things do.

I want to do to you what spring does with the cherry trees.

He that
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Pat Williams
Jan 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
While visiting my cousin, Cindy, in October 2011 I saw this book at the Mall of America in Minnesota. Fell in love with the pictures! I came home and put it on my wish list at Amazon.com. Waited for 5 months, then finally took the plunge and splurged (bought it for myself at a 37 % savings over the mall price). Received the book 3/28 and poured over it for about an hour that evening. Wonderful coffee table book - but with toddler grandchildren my treasure may have to hide under the couch for a b ...more
Kelly
May 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: photography
I love having over-sized photography books that detail topics of fascination to young children (and many adults). I use this book in my preschool classroom as a reference for those thinking about trees and plant life. The book is particularly valuable to me because it reflects tree life through many season. A BEAUTIFUL book for photography.
Shelley
Sep 15, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is my favourite book of all time....it encompasses everythig to me, I love it beyond words....
my favourite quote is 'the meaning of life is to plant trees under whose shade you do not expect to sit...'
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Duong
Dec 17, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Gorgeous book! Not only are the pictures exquisite, but the writing is also exceptional.
Nicole
Dec 20, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
didn't have time to read the text- mostly looked at the gorgeous pictures. ...more
Janet
Apr 08, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: nature
Stunning photography and apt quotes. Perfect earth day book!
Karen
Apr 11, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Beautiful AND thoughtful!
KarenLee
May 23, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: library-books
This is a book I would like to own. I will be watching for it in sales and used book stores.
Diane
Jun 13, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Gorgeous! Perfect gift for all serious "arbophiles". ...more
Rebecca
Possibly the most gorgeous tree photographs ever, in LARGE format. Swoon.
Westerville
Oct 15, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: non-fiction, kids, adults
"Possibly the most gorgeous tree photographs ever, in LARGE format. Swoon." - Becky ...more
Holly Diem
Jan 15, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: nature
I stumbled upon this in the library. The pictures are breath taking. The can take you from anxiety to relaxed in seconds.
Ostaralee
Sep 01, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Oh I love this book, it is beautiful!!
Yan Li
Nov 26, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Beautiful book of photographs of trees. I love it and want to own one!
Kym
Mar 13, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Such beautiful words and pictures! I only wish it were still in print.
Vicky
Jun 05, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Beautiful, large hard-cover book with glorious photography, showing trees in a most unique and unusual way.
James
Dec 22, 2014 rated it really liked it
Nice pictorial book on trees from around the world
Jo
Apr 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: want-to-own
Gorgeous. Breath taking.
Sue Mosher
Mar 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a gorgeous book of photos and information but it is extremely heavy! Best to look at it at a table. :-)
Trish
Jun 04, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2016, nonfiction, nature
This is a book about trees. There are some very cool pictures in this book.
Luise
Jun 11, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Gorgeous photography, a real stunner!
Sahibou Sow
Really good book i love it.
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