Tree: A Life Story

byDavid Suzuki, Wayne GradyForeword byPeter Wohlleben

August 7, 2018|
Tree: A Life Story by David Suzuki
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The story of a single tree, from the moment the seed is released from its cone until, more than five hundred years later, it lies on the forest floor as a nurse log, giving life to ferns, mosses, and hemlocks, even as its own life is ending.

In this unique biography, David Suzuki and Wayne Grady tell story that spans a millennium and includes a cast of millions but focuses on a single tree, a Douglas fir, Tree describes in poetic detail the organism's modest origins that begin with a dramatic burst of millions of microscopic grains of pollen. The authors recount the amazing characteristics of the species, how they reproduce and how they receive from and offer nourishment to generations of other plants and animals. The tree's pivotal role in making life possible for the creatures around it - including human beings - is lovingly explored. The richly detailed text and Robert Bateman's original art pay tribute to this ubiquitous organism that is too often taken for granted.

Revised edition with a foreword by Peter Wohlleben, author of The Hidden Life of Trees.

David Suzuki is an internationally renowned geneticist and environmentalist and a recipient of UNESCO's Kalinga Prize for the Popularization of Science and the 2009 Right Livelihood Award. Host of the long-running CBC television program The Nature of Things, he is also the author of more than fifty books. Wayne Grady is one of Canada'...
Title:Tree: A Life StoryFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:208 pages, 7.5 X 5.1 X 0.7 inShipping dimensions:208 pages, 7.5 X 5.1 X 0.7 inPublished:August 7, 2018Publisher:Greystone BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1771644192

ISBN - 13:9781771644198

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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