If Trees Could Speak

Stories of Australia's Greatest Trees

Bob Beale
AUD $39.95
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The story of Australia and its people told as never before: through a celebration of the finest and most outstanding of Australia's trees. Go on a remarkable journey through time and across the entire continent, reviving forgotten history, revealing unknown treasures and unearthing some unsung heroes of the natural world.

Our trees have stood as silent witnesses to the colonisation of a harsh land, as living memorials of events we must never forget, and as inspiration to generations of artists, poets and writers. Some will forever be associated with the pivotal moments in our history, some have simply offered shelter from the sun, while others have provided the wood that was at the foundation of European settlement. But regardless of their roles, they have all played a part in forming our heritage. The ancient, the young, those teetering on the brink of death, the tallest, the endangered - they all have stories they could tell.

Bob Beale takes us on a journey back in time, across the vastness of this unique continent and towards a future that will continue to be witnessed by our silent sentinels - hopefully for many years to come.

Author bio:

Bob Beale has been a writer for more than 25 years, specialising in science and the environment. He worked for many years as a journalist at the Sydney Morning Herald where he was the former Chief of Staff, European Correspondent and Science and Environment Editor. He is now a freelance writer whose work appears regularly in The Bulletin and the Reader's Digest, and he is a contributor to a wide range of Australian and international science and medical magazines. His awards include five times winner or finalist of the Michael Daley Award for science journalism, winner of the Peter Hunt Prize for environmental journalism, and finalist in the Walkley awards for journalism.

Category: Natural history
ISBN: 9781741142761
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Imprint: Allen & Unwin
Pub Date: October 2007
Page Extent: 256
Format: Book
Subject: Trees, wildflowers & plants

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