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The Resource The wild trees : a story of passion and daring, Richard Preston

The wild trees : a story of passion and daring, Richard Preston

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The wild trees : a story of passion and daring
Title
The wild trees
Title remainder
a story of passion and daring
Statement of responsibility
Richard Preston
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Hidden away in foggy, uncharted rain forest valleys in Northern California are the tallest organisms the world has ever sustained--the coast redwood trees. 96% of the ancient redwood forests have been logged, but the fragments that remain are among the great wonders of nature. The biggest redwoods can rise more than thirty-five stories above the ground, forming cathedral-like structures in the air. Until recently, the canopy at the tops of these majestic trees was undiscovered. Writer Preston unfolds thestory of the daring botanists and amateur naturalists that found a lost world above California, dangerous, hauntingly beautiful, and unexplored. The deep redwood canopy is a vertical Eden filled with mosses, lichens, spotted salamanders, hanging gardens of ferns, and thickets of huckleberry bushes, all growing out of massive trunk systems, sometimes hollowed out by fire. Thick layers of soil sitting on limbs harbor animal and plant life unknown to science.--From publisher description
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Writing style
Award
  • Booklist Editors' Choice: Adult Books for Young Adults, 2007.
  • Science Books and Films Prize for Excellence in Science Books, Science Book for High School Readers, 2008.
  • YALSA Outstanding Book for the College Bound, 2009.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
189610
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1954-
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Preston, Richard
Dewey number
585/.509794
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Coast redwood
  • Coast redwood
  • Forest canopies
  • Forest conservation
  • Tree climbing
Target audience
adult
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a story of passion and daring
Label
The wild trees : a story of passion and daring, Richard Preston
Instantiates
Publication
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
294 p.
Isbn
9781400064892
Lccn
2006048646
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781400064892
  • (OCoLC)71005885
Label
The wild trees : a story of passion and daring, Richard Preston
Publication
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
294 p.
Isbn
9781400064892
Lccn
2006048646
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781400064892
  • (OCoLC)71005885

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