In Search of Remarkable Trees
On Safari in Southern Africa
By (author) Thomas Pakenham
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In Search of Remarkable Trees by Thomas Pakenham
Book DescriptionThomas Pakenham, no stranger to Africa with his award-winning books, THE SCRAMBLE FOR AFRICA and THE BOER WAR, nor to remarkable trees with his best-selling MEETINGS WITH REMARKABLE TREES and REMARKABLE TREES OF THE WORLD, combines his two interests on safari in Southern Africa in pursuit of remarkable trees. His particular quarry is the rare, the giant, the very old, the extraordinary, or the simply beautiful, or those trees imbued with significance, written about by the great explorers of the past, or associated with magic, or folklore, or ritual. The result is a highly individual book, the product of a brilliant photographer and an original mind. In an opening section he describes his journey and the extraordinary moments of drama and even danger - scaling trees to escape from the enraged wildlife - and those moments of triumph as he stands in awe before a tree, connected by some primitive, atavistic bond. It is those moments we share in the resulting photographs. The texts that accompany each image are as individual as his photographs, a beautifully crafted blend of botany and social history.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780297843801
(290mm x 240mm x mm)
Imprint: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Publish Date: 30-Aug-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Thomas Pakenham
Meetings with Remarkable Trees, Hardback (September 2015)
Thomas Pakenham's beautifully illustrated, bestselling book of tree portraits.
Company of Trees, Hardback (September 2015)
Acclaimed historian and bestselling author Thomas Pakenham shares his profound love of trees and reverence for nature, rooted in the family estate of Tullynally in Ireland.
Remarkable Baobab, Hardback (November 2004)
From the best-selling author of Remarkable Trees of the World, a celebration of the most extraordinary tree of them all.
Remarkable Trees of the World, Paperback (November 2003)» View all books by Thomas Pakenham
"A stunning volume" (Time) and the most magnificent book on the world's trees published in years.
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Author Biography - Thomas Pakenham
Thomas Pakenham is the author and photographer of the bestselling REMARKABLE TREES OF THE WORLD and MEETINGS WITH REMARKABLE TREES, and author of the critically acclaimed SCRAMBLE FOR AFRICA, which won the W.H. Smith award and the Alan Paton Award. He lives in Co. Westmeath, Ireland, with a growing collection of trees raised from seeds collected on his expeditions around the world, and is Chairman of the Irish Tree Society. This book combines his knowledge and interest in both trees and Southern Africa.
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