Celebritrees: Historic & Famous Trees of the World


Historic & Famous Trees of the World

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ISBN10: 0805078290 ISBN13: 9780805078299 Contributors: Gibbon, Rebecca Publisher: Henry Holt Books for Young Readers Published: Mar 1 2011 Pages: 36 Weight: 0.85lbs. Height: 8.00" Width: 10.75" Depth: 0.25" Language: English

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Some trees have lived many lifetimes, standing as silent witnesses to history. Some are remarkable for their age and stature; others for their usefulness. A bristlecone pine tree in California has outlived man by almost 4,000 years; a baobab tree in Australia served as a prison for Aboriginal prisoners at the turn of the twentieth century; and a major oak in England was used as a hiding place for Robin Hood and his men (or so the story goes...).

The fourteen trees in this book have earned the title "Celebritrees" for their global fame and significance. Both in fact and in legend, these fascinating trees remind us not only how much pleasure trees bring, but what they can tell us about history.

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