Around the World in 80 Trees

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Around the World in 80 Trees

Around the World in 80 Trees

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Bestselling author and environmentalist Jonathan Drori follows in the footsteps of Phileas Fogg as he tells the stories of 80 magnificent trees from all over the globe. Lucille Clerc is a French illustrator and graphic designer based in London, who works with a diverse range of international clients including cultural institutions, textile designers, musicians and architects. By day, the distinctive monochrome pattern of snow-clad birch forests is dazzling and disorientating, but during long boreal nights, their moonlit, ghostly forms take on an eerie power. Its clusters of pretty cream flowers have a strong scent and plenty of nectar to attract hordes of pollinating insects.

The Blastophaga wasps that pollinate the common edible fig are female, stingless and just a couple of millimetres long.Jonathan Drori CBE is a Trustee of The Eden Project and Cambridge Science Centre, an Ambassador for the WWF, and was for nine years a Trustee of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, and The Woodland Trust.

A hybrid of the American sycamore and the Oriental plane, they have set an example to urban planners around the world. In a previous life at the BBC, he was Executive Producer of more than fifty prime-time science documentaries and popular series. View image in fullscreen ‘The Creator exasperatedly flung the baobab upside down with its roots in the air’ … baobab trees near Rufisque, Senegal. From the trees of Britain, to India's sacred banyan tree, they offer us sanctuary and inspiration - not to mention the raw materials for everything from aspirin to maple syrup. Guardian Australia acknowledges the traditional owners and custodians of Country throughout Australia and their connections to land, waters and community.Stops on the trip include the lime trees of Berlin's Unter den Linden boulevard, which intoxicate amorous Germans and hungry bees alike, the swankiest streets in nineteenth-century London, which were paved with Australian eucalyptus wood, and the redwood forests of California, where the secret to the trees' soaring heights can be found in the properties of the tiniest drops of water. The strawberry tree is native to the western Mediterranean and the southwest of Ireland – but not Britain. The smooth bark of the beech has long been associated with writing: beech boards once enclosed vellum books and in many languages the words for this tree and for the written word are similar.



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