Tree by David Suzuki
A Life Story

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“Only God can make a tree,” wrote Joyce Kilmer in one of the most celebrated of poems. In Tree: A Life Story, authors David Suzuki and Wayne Grady extend that celebration in a “biography” of this extraordinary — and extraordinarily important — organism. A story that spans a millennium and includes a cast of millions but focuses on a single tree, a Douglas fir, Tree describes in poetic detail the organism’s modest origins that begin with a dramatic burst of millions of microscopic grains of pollen. The authors recount the amazing characteristics of the species, how they reproduce and how they receive from and offer nourishment to generations of other plants and animals. The tree’s pivotal role in making life possible for the creatures around it — including human beings — is lovingly explored. The richly detailed text and Robert Bateman’s original art pay tribute to this ubiquitous organism that is too often taken for granted.
 

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DAVID SUZUKI, a professor of genetics at the University of BDAVID SUZUKI, a professor of genetics at the University of British Columbia, is the host of the award-winning televisionritish Columbia, is the host of the award-winning television series, "The Nature of Things." He is also the author of se series, "The Nature of Things." He is also the author of several other books. BARBARA HEHNER is a writer and editor whoveral other books. BARBARA HEHNER is a writer and editor who has worked with David Suzuki on all the Looking At books. S has worked with David Suzuki on all the Looking At books. She has edited over 50 other children's books. he has edited over 50 other children's books. McConnell is a writer for the Nature of Things.
 
Published July 1, 2009 by Greystone Books. 200 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Science & Math. Non-fiction

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Visitors to the Pacific Northwest often find themselves awed by the size of the trees, especially the grand and ubiquitous Douglas-fir. In this slight, lovely book, environmentalist Suzuki (The Sa

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Visitors to the Pacific Northwest often find themselves awed by the size of the trees, especially the grand and ubiquitous ""Douglas-fir."" In this slight, lovely book, environmentalist Suzuki (The Sacred Balance) and Grady (The Bone Museum) tell the tale of one Douglas-fir tree that lived for mo...

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