The Man Who Plants Trees Hardcover – 16 May 2013
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This is a story of miracles and obsession and love and survival. Told with Jim Robbins's signature clarity and eye for telling detail, The Man Who Planted Trees is also the most hopeful book I've read in years. (Alexandra Fuller)
The great poet W. S. Merwin once wrote, 'On the last day of the world I would want to plant a tree.' It's good to see, in this lovely volume, that some folks are getting a head start! (Bill McKibben)
Sobering and inspiring (The Simple Things 2013-05-01)
Robbins does begin to address the long-neglected question of whether planting trees is really a substitute for conserving existing trees. And - like Jean Giono's famous novel L'Homme Qui Plantait des Arbres, from which he drew inspiration - it is a good read as a literary work. (Oliver Rackham Spectator 2013-06-08)
A green light in the ecological darkness of the new century (Iain FInlayson Saga 2013-06-01)
An extraordinary investigation into the world of trees - and the inspiring story of one man's quest to help save the world's oldest and greatest specimensSee all Product Description
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From the preface:
"Trees are responsible for half the photosynthesis on the land, taking in energy from sunlight and transforming it to leaves, where that energy is usable by insects and mammals and birds. They are highly evolved water management specialists ...".
Read this book - you will never look at another tree again in the same way. If you love nature, plants, animals and the planet - read this book.
Ive thoroughly enjoyed the book and read in it about a month and a half. I like it especially as it is the story of a man, and in the respect is a tale of his journey so a novel in a way. But then its combined with the science of trees and facts. Very well written and very easy to read. Can open it on the train for 10 mins and dont need to be fully 100% concentrating. Ive been telling many people about facts and ideas from the book and im an 18 year old boy.
Very highly recommended.
Only drawback with the hardback is that the cover extends much further than the pages making it a bit awkward to hold and read.
AND ALREADY THE COVER IS WASTING AWAY IT WILL NEVER SURVIVE AS A LIBARY BOOK I DO NOT KNOW WHAT MADE THEM MAKE THE COVER FROM authentic recycled cardboard APART FROM THAT PLEASE BUY THIS BOOK I AM SURE YOU WILL ENJOY IT VERY MUCH