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An extraordinary investigation into the world of trees - and the inspiring story of one man's quest to help save the world's oldest and greatest specimens
This is a story of miracles and obsession and love and survival. Told with Jim Robbins's signature clarity and eye for telling detail, The Man Who Planted Trees is also the most hopeful book I've read in years.
The great poet W. S. Merwin once wrote, 'On the last day of the world I would want to plant a tree.' It's good to see, in this lovely volume, that some folks are getting a head start!
Sobering and inspiring
Robbins does begin to address the long-neglected question of whether planting trees is really a substitute for conserving existing trees. And - like Jean Giono's famous novel L'Homme Qui Plantait des Arbres, from which he drew inspiration - it is a good read as a literary work.
A green light in the ecological darkness of the new century
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