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Description - The Man Who Climbs Trees by James Aldred

'A book of heart-stopping bravery and endurance' -- Helen Macdonald

'A great read - incredible adventures and a dramatic new perspective' -- Chris Packham

' A delightful, endlessly fascinating book' -- Daily Mail BOOK OF THE WEEK


This is the story of a professional British tree climber, cameraman and adventurer, who has made a career out of travelling the world, filming wildlife for the BBC and climbing trees.

James's climbs take him around the globe, scaling the most incredible and majestic trees in existence- the strangler fig tree of Borneo, the monolithic Congolese moabi tree, the fern-covered howler tree of Costa Rica and the colossal mountain ash of Australia. On the way he meets native tribes and jungle cats, he gets stung by African bees and chased by gorillas, and he spends his nights in a hammock pitched hundreds of feet up in the air, with only the stars above him.

This book blends incredible stories of his adventures in the branches and a fascination with the majesty of trees to show us the joy of rising - literally - above the daily grind, up into the canopy of the forest.
'The wide horizontal branches stretched away from me to curl up like the giant fingers of an enormous cupped hand. I slid back into the centre of its protective palm and waited for my heart to slow. After a while the small herd of fallow deer I had been following emerged from the trees, carefully picking their way through the churned-up leaf litter to pass beneath me in the wake of the ponies. They had been there all along and I was immediately struck that not one of them appeared to have seen or smelt me as I crouched in the arms of the oak directly above.'

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780753545898
ISBN-10: 0753545896
Format: Paperback / softback
(216mm x 135mm x mm)
Pages: 304
Imprint: Virgin Books
Publisher: Ebury Publishing
Publish Date: 24-Aug-2017
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - James Aldred

James Aldred (Author) James is an Emmy winning documentary cameraman specialising in wildlife and filming at height. He has spent the last 20 years working regularly with the BBC and National Geographic to explore and help document the wonders of this tree-top world. He has worked on many acclaimed productions along the way - including numerous David Attenborough projects (such as Life of Mammals & Planet Earth etc) and has been BAFTA / RTS award nominated several times.

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