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The Wisdom of Trees
05 Apr 2018 * PAPERBACK * £10 * 9781788542807

A passionate and informative celebration of trees and of man's ingenuity in exploiting their resources: the perfect gift for anyone who cares about the natural world.

Non Fiction / WNP (Natural History)
Extent: 288 pages  Format: 198 x 129 mm Illus: 50 integrated b&w illustrations
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The King in the North
Trees of Life
In the Land of Giants
The First Kingdom
Aelfred's Britain
The Little Book of Planting Trees
The King in the North
Unquiet Women
Aelfred's Britain
Also by Max Adams
The Wisdom of Trees: A Miscellanyby Max Adams

A passionate and informative celebration of trees and of man's ingenuity in exploiting their resources: the perfect gift for anyone who cares about the natural world.

Trees are marvels of nature, still-standing giants of extraordinary longevity. In a beautifully written sequence of essays, anecdotes and profiles of Britain's best-loved species (from yew to scots pine), Max Adams explores both the amazing biology of trees and humanity's relationship with wood and forest across the centuries.

Embellished with images from John Evelyn's classic Sylva (1664), The Wisdom of Trees a gift book that will delight anyone who cares about the natural world and our interaction with it.

Max Adams is a writer, archaeologist and woodsman whose work explores themes of landscape, knowledge and human connectedness with the earth. He is the author of Admiral Collingwood, Aelfred's Britain, Trees of Life, the bestselling The King in the North, In the Land of Giants and The First Kingdom. He has lived and worked in the North East of England since 1993.

A beautifully designed gift book.

Bestselling author of THE KING IN THE NORTH.

Explores both natural and cultural history of trees.

Max Adams is a woodsman and historian.

MARKET: Oliver Rackham; Richard Mabey.


Fascinating... Tells us much about the astounding natural engineering of trees' Independent

Adam's enthusiasm is beguiling... his appreciation of the utility of trees is a pointer to a better world' The Times

His book is about the remarkable ways in which evolution has enabled trees to survive and flourish... A rich miscellany' TLS

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