Thoughtful Gifts for Curious People
From India’s sacred banyan tree to the cedar of Lebanon, trees offer us sanctuary and inspiration – not to mention the raw materials for everything from aspirin to maple syrup. In Around the World in 80 Trees Jonathan Drori uses botany and history to show how trees play a role in every part of human life - Berlin’s Unter den Linden avenue intoxicates amorous Germans and bees alike, nineteenth-century London streets paved with Australian eucalyptus wood, and 78 more - with self-mummifying monks, arboreal goats and ever-so-slightly radioactive nuts. The beautiful illustrations are by Lucille Clerc.
Paperback 240 pages.
Measurements: 23.2 cm x 15 cm.