|By (author):||Robbins, Jim|
|Subject:||NATURE / Ecology|
|NATURE / Essays|
|NATURE / Plants / Trees|
|SCIENCE / Global Warming & Climate Change|
|Publisher:||Random House Publishing Group|
|Size:||7.98in x 5.18in x 1.00in|
|From The Publisher*|
The Man Who Planted Trees is the inspiring story of David Milarch's quest to clone the biggest trees on the planet in order to save our forests and ecosystem-as well as a hopeful lesson about how each of us has the ability to make a difference.
|Review Quote*||"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. I kept thinking of the end of Saint Francis's wonderful prayer, ‘And may God bless you with enough foolishness to believe that you can make a difference in the world, so that you can do what others claim cannot be done.' "-Alexandra Fuller, author of Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight|
"Absorbing, eloquent, and loving . . . While [Jim] Robbins's tone is urgent, it doesn't compromise his crystal-clear science. . . . Even the smallest details here are fascinating."-Dominique Browning, The New York Times Book Review
"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, author of Eaarth: Making a Life on a Tough New Planet
"Inspiring . . . Robbins lucidly summarizes the importance and value of trees to planet Earth and all humanity."-The Ecologist
" ‘Imagine a world without trees,' writes journalist Jim Robbins. It's nearly impossible after reading The Man Who Planted Trees, in which Robbins weaves science and spirituality as he explores the bounty these plants offer the planet."-Audubon
"Scientists can be confined by their own thinking-they know what they know. It's amazing for one layman to come up with the idea of saving champion trees as a meaningful way to address the issues of biodiversity and climate change. This could be a grassroots solution to a global problem. A few million people selecting and planting the right trees for the right places could really make a difference."-Ramakrishna Nemani, earth scientist
"When a veteran science reporter meets an unlikely mystic to whom otherworldly spirits have given a mission-to save the DNA of the world's champion trees-you know you're in for a good story. Jim Robbins takes us along on a journey full of discovery, passion, and urgency and shows how one man's near-death experience may help the world's forests survive theirs."-Dayton Duncan, author of The National Parks: America's Best Idea
"This provocative and stimulating look at an emerging aspect of environmental study should serve as a clarion call to those concerned with the fate of the world's forests as well as of the stately shade trees in their own backyards."-Booklist
From the Hardcover edition.
|Biographical Note||Jim Robbins is a frequent contributor to the science section of The New York Times. He has written for Smithsonian, Audubon, Vanity Fair, The Sunday Times, Scientific American, The New York Times Magazine, Discover, Psychology Today, Gourmet, and Condé Nast Traveler. He lives in Helena, Montana.|
From the Hardcover edition.