25 of 25 people found the following review helpful
on 16 December 2002
I bought this book as a present for someone, and had a look through it before I wrapped it, and it really did capture my attention.
These trees are like mother nature's sculptures! Each one different, each one unique and very beautiful. The photography in the book is breath-taking and they really have caught the majesty of some of the most amazing trees in the World. Twisted and contorted, or tall and elegant, the range is wide and each tree shown in the book seems to have its own character. The description and history that goes with each picture is well written and expressive.
Sometimes, living in a big city it is easy to ignore the amazing things nature has created around us, but I am sure after looking through this book, you won't pass a tree again without looking at it and appreciating its beauty.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
The title of the book is very apt - remarkable trees indeed. If like me you are not nesessarily an obsessive nature lover but appreciate it then this book could be for you. The photographs are superb and the subject matter astounding. It's not unfair to say that I really have had my perceptions about the incredible beauty and majesty of trees changed forever. Thomas Pakenham also gives a history and biological tour of each tree photographed as well. Clearly he is a man in love of his subject and it shines through. I can guarantee that if you leave this book on a coffee table any friends you have over will pick it up and find it hard to put down regardless of their love or not of nature. Well recommended.
22 of 25 people found the following review helpful
on 14 September 2002
This book is a must for people who appreciate the various types of trees there are in the world. This book is wonderfully presented and captures so many diverse trees - the book is certainly one to keep and also give as gifts. It has made me look twice at the trees that I pass each day. This book makes one realise just how many different types of trees there are on this planet, many of which have outlived several generations and must be protected for many years to come. Buy it and see for yourself.
on 2 January 2013
An amazing book of pictures of the worlds most fantastic trees, both in terms of their impressive size but also in their qualities and characteristics. The quality of the paper though did not fully do justice to the awesome trees, withe the photos being produced on cheap paper with a cheap facade. Don't let this stop you from getting this book, but have your expectations prepared in line with the affordability.