Three Degrees of Latitude: A curious guide to the natural history of the pehuTn

October 27, 2016|
Three Degrees of Latitude: A curious guide to the natural history of the pehuTn by Jane C Coffey
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This book is about an ancient species of tree. It is about art and observation and the rift between seeing and knowing. It is about examining our preferred perception of evolution, our philosophy of success. It is about fear and faith and a crater lake in the remote village of Caviahue in the Andes Mountains where people choose to live below an active volcano, among them a man called Poodle and a dog named Junior. It is, ultimately, about what one can learn simply by walking into an unknown forest. This forest, a spectacular forest, is made up of trees that grow 165ft. tall and live up to 1,300 years. The pehu n, Araucaria araucana, predominates in this area of volcanic disturbance but more impressively, it is a species that has survived relatively unchanged since the Jurassic period. Our push to be an ever increasing streamlined culture of bigger, better, faster, might be the evolutionary edge it is assumed to be but perhaps we overlook what nature so prolifically shows us--there is no singular path to survival. Though this book is about a tree, it is also about the process of examining the unknown without the filter of what we think we know about the natural world.

Title:Three Degrees of Latitude: A curious guide to the natural history of the pehuTnFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:128 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.35 inShipping dimensions:128 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.35 inPublished:October 27, 2016Publisher:Hypanthium PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0692667865

ISBN - 13:9780692667866

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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