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The Wild Trees by Richard Preston -

The Wild Trees by Richard Preston -

Item #: 17398
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Shipping Weight 1.20lbs.

In The Wild Trees, Richard Preston unfolds the spellbinding story of Steve Sillett and Marie Antoine, who found a lost world above California, dangerous, hauntingly beautiful, and unexplored.

The deep redwood canopy is a vertical Eden filled hanging gardens of ferns, reefs of lichens, small animals, and all sorts of plants, including thickets of huckleberry bushes and small trees actually growing on the branches of giant redwoods. There are massive redwood limb systems fused into flying buttresses and carved into "fire caves." Thick layers of soil sitting on limbs harbor animal and plant life unknown to science. Humans move through the deep canopy suspended on ropes, far out of sight of the ground, knowing that the price of a small mistake may be a plunge to one's death.
Preston account of this world, by turns terrifying, moving, and fascinating, is an adventure story told in novelistic detail by a master of nonfiction narrative. Preston became an expert tree climber, and learned the techniques of super-tall tree climbing to tell the story in The Wild Trees.

Paperback 320 pages, 7.9" x 5.1"

In The Wild Trees, Richard Preston unfolds the spellbinding story of Steve Sillett and Marie Antoine, who found a lost world above California, dangerous, hauntingly beautiful, and unexplored.

The deep redwood canopy is a vertical Eden filled hanging gardens of ferns, reefs of lichens, small animals, and all sorts of plants, including thickets of huckleberry bushes and small trees actually growing on the branches of giant redwoods. There are massive redwood limb systems fused into flying buttresses and carved into "fire caves." Thick layers of soil sitting on limbs harbor animal and plant life unknown to science. Humans move through the deep canopy suspended on ropes, far out of sight of the ground, knowing that the price of a small mistake may be a plunge to one's death.
Preston account of this world, by turns terrifying, moving, and fascinating, is an adventure story told in novelistic detail by a master of nonfiction narrative. Preston became an expert tree climber, and learned the techniques of super-tall tree climbing to tell the story in The Wild Trees.

Paperback 320 pages, 7.9" x 5.1"

Item #: 17398
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Shipping Weight 1.20lbs.

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About the Author
Richard Preston is the author of seven books, including The Hot Zone, The Cobra Event and The Demon in the Freezer, which are his "Dark Biology" series. He is a regular contributor to The New Yorker. His books have been translated into more than 30 languages, and he's won numerous awards, including the American Institute of Physics Award and the National Magazine Award. He's also the only person who isn't a medical doctor ever to receive the Centers for Disease Control's Champion of Prevention Award for public health. An asteroid is named "Preston" after him. (Asteroid Preston is a ball of rock three miles across. It may slam into Mars or the Earth some day, creating an explosion similar to the one that wiped out the dinosaurs.) He's the brother of bestselling author Douglas Preston.
Richard Preston lives outside New York City with his wife, Michelle, and their three children.

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