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The Wild Trees

A Story of Passion and Daring

by Richard Preston

  • 37 Want to read
  • 29 Currently reading

Published by Random House .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Forest Ecology,
  • Nature,
  • Nature/Ecology,
  • Trees & Forests - General,
  • Nature / Trees,
  • California, Northern,
  • Coast redwood,
  • Ecology,
  • Forest canopies

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages294
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8363813M
    ISBN 101400064899
    ISBN 109781400064892

    Michael is a main character of the non-fiction book () The Wild Trees. The narrative includes how Taylor began exploring for tall trees, measuring tallest trees, and later networking with Pacific coast forest : Michael W. Taylor, 25 April (age 53), Los . Deuce of Clubs presents Deuce of Clubs Book Club. The Wild Trees: A Story of Passion and Daring. Richard Preston () Drilling into an old redwood would not reveal its age, anyway, because the oldest redwoods seem to be hollow; they .

    The Wild Trees Quotes Showing of 4 “Time has a different quality in a forest, a different kind of flow. Time moves in circles, and events are linked, even if it's not obvious that they are by: 4.   The Wild Trees A Story of Passion and Daring (Book): Preston, Richard: Hidden away in foggy, uncharted rain forest valleys in Northern California are the largest and tallest organisms the world has ever sustained-the coast redwood trees, Sequoia sempervirens. Ninety-six percent of the ancient redwood forests have been destroyed by logging, but the untouched .

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The Wild Trees is at its best when describing this hidden world. Sadly, that's not what the book is about. Sadly, that's not what the book is about.

This is really a story about the people involved in the exploration The Wild Trees book that world, with a few The idea that there is an entire unexplored world lurking in the canopy of what's left of our nation's redwood forests is intriguing/5.

In The Wild Trees, Richard Preston unfolds the spellbinding story of these young voyagers, who risk everything to explore the redwood canopy, where the massive trees form flying buttresses and cathedral-like structures in the air.

They find a vertical Eden of hanging gardens and rare creatures, an untouched paradise where it's possible to stretch hammocks between tree /5(). In The Wild Trees, Richard Preston unfolds the spellbinding story of Steve Sillett, Marie Antoine, and the tiny group of daring botanists and amateur naturalists that found a lost world above California, a world that is dangerous, hauntingly beautiful, and unexplored/5().

Richard Preston is the bestselling author of The Hot Zone, The Demon in the Freezer, The Wild Trees, and the novel The Cobra Event. A writer for The New Yorker sincePreston is the only nondoctor to have received the Centers for Disease Control More about Richard Preston.

The trees are constantly growing and changing, and a large tree’s slow death (often after more than 2, years) causes radical changes in the forest around it.

The book ends with an August expedition in collaboration with redwood enthusiast Michael Taylor during which was found a new record-holder for the world’s highest tree.

The Wild Trees was interesting to me because I work with trees, have been in the redwoods, and even vacationed where one of the main character's wives was born. The best part of the book for me, was the forest information, most of which can be verified as factual.

At some point reading this book I realized it was a story about the people who climb trees for a living and not a book about the ecosystem of tree canopies.

I found this story fascinating and the writing excellent, but I can see why people who thought this was going to be a science book about trees might be impatient or disappointed.4/5(47).

The Wild Trees & Forest Giants of the Pacific Coast Book Reviews. Authors Richard Preston & Robert Van Pelt - Review by Mario D. Vaden. Continued from: Coast Redwood Main Page. Book Reviews by Mario D.

Vaden - - The Wild Trees. You are about to get a review on The Wild Trees unlike all other book reviews written about it. “The Wild Trees” is best when Preston portrays the collection of characters drawn to the canopy — the Southern California skateboarder, say, or the coupon distributor who posits that global warming may be making the redwoods : Kate Zernike.

Find books like The Wild Trees: A Story of Passion and Daring from the world’s largest community of readers. Goodreads members who liked The Wild Trees. "As illustrated by Andrew Joslin, whose plain line drawings of redwood structure are astonishing, The Wild Trees presents its subjects as 'the blue whales of the plant kingdom.' Mr.

Preston writes that 'in order to see a giant tree you need a magnifying glass,' and this book is fascinating in its keen, inquisitive account of the redwoods' biosphere."/5(5). Wild Trees is a non-fiction adventure that reads like a novel, recounting the personal stories and devotion of a small crew of oddballs who fell in love with one of the last hidden realms of Author: Aimee Shalan.

The author shares his protagonists' passion for tall trees, and he mastered the techniques of tall-tree climbing to tell the story in The Wild Trees–the story of the fate of the world's most splendid forests and of the imperiled biosphere the Hardcover edition/5(28).

The Dangerous Book For Boys (which published last year about the same time as Wild Trees in hardcover) might sound dangerous but is actually just good, clean, healthy fun. On the other hand, Wild Trees sounds like a walk in the woods but offers serious danger and adventure between its seemingly-benign covers.

Beyond the Trees: A Journey Alone Across Canadas Arctic by Adam Shoalts is an amazing, adventurous true story that makes the heart yearn for desolate, wild places. Most significant is how any human can make a trip of this magnitude all alone.4/5.

“The Wild Trees” sags slightly when Mr. Preston begins describing his own climbing career, since it is no match for the book’s other exploits. And it reaches too strenuously for a final note.

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With color photography throughout, this guide facilitates the identification of these plants. Originally intended for Army use, this book serves as a survival aid for civilians as well.4/4().

The Wild Trees tells the true story of the discovery and exploration of the largest redwood trees remaining in the world. The amazing part of this is that the events recorded in the book happened in the last twenty years.

The book revolves around a set of people who find themselves hooked by the lure of tree exploration and discovery/5. The Wild Trees: A Story of Passion and Daring is a daring, brilliant book that crafts an enthralling tale out of one of the quirkiest of topics.

It is the tale of men and women who spend days on end climbing trees more than 35 stories off the ground, of ancient, majestic beings destroyed before humanity could even fathom the gigantic ecosystem.The Wild Trees: A Story of Passion and Daring Richard Preston, Author, Andrew Joslin, Illustrator, Random $ (p) ISBN More By and About This Author.

In The Wild Trees, Richard Preston unfolds the spellbinding story of Steve Sillett, Marie Antoine, and the tiny group of daring botanists and amateur naturalists that found a lost world above California, a world that is dangerous, hauntingly beautiful, and unexplored/5(4).