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  • Stolzi@aol.com
    In a message dated 7/5/2002 10:18:13 AM Central Daylight Time, ... [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
    Message 1 of 1 , Jul 5, 2002
      In a message dated 7/5/2002 10:18:13 AM Central Daylight Time,
      announce0705BW@... writes:

      > Trees stand aloof from us, in possession of their own memory, describing
      > in their bark, rings, and branches, in their fruits, leaves, and wood,
      > the mysteries of the natural world. They can be taller than buildings,
      > heavier than any animal that walks the earth, older than ancient
      > monuments. They can hold entire fields in their grip and outline an
      > empire in the air. Indeed, in most dimensions the mind can explore (and
      > some it cannot), trees are the most wondrous living things. Thomas
      > Pakenham's large, beautiful volume "Meetings with Remarkable Trees"
      > displays more of their majesty than any book I've come across. With the
      > curiosity of a poet and the learning of a historian, Pakenham has
      > composed portraits (in prose as well as stunning color photographs) of
      > sixty trees, "remarkable in age, form, historical interest, or the use
      > to which they were put," that inhabit the landscapes of Britain and
      > Ireland. The personality of each specimen, from the 1,000-year-old Much
      > Marcle Yew to the Knap Hill Weeping Beech, is lovingly, intriguingly
      > elaborated. Without question, this was my book of the year for 1997, and
      > I still love it.
      > "Meetings with Remarkable Trees" by Thomas Pakenham
      > http://www.commonreader.com/pr007585/0705BW
      > For AOL users: <A HREF="http://www.commonreader.com/pr007585/0705BW">Meetings with Remarkable Trees</A>

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