The Man Who Plants Trees


The Man Who Plants Trees Author: Format: Hardback First Published: Published By: Spiegel & Grau
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Pages: 240 Illustrations and other contents: Woodcut illustrations ISBN: 9781781250624 Categories: ,

Exploration of the power of trees and the story of David Milarch , co-founder of the Champion Tree Project.

Weight0.5 kg



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. -- Alexandra Fuller 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! -- Bill McKibben Sobering and inspiring * The Simple Things * 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. -- Oliver Rackham * Spectator * A green light in the ecological darkness of the new century -- Iain FInlayson * Saga *

Author Biography

Jim Robbins is a frequent contributor to the science section of the New York Times. He has written for Vanity Fair, Sunday Times, Scientific American, Discover, Psychology Today and numerous other magazines. He lives in 20 acres of woods in Helena, Montana.