More than 80,000 species of trees today cover a full 30 percent of the earth's land mass and have dominated the earth for over 300 million years. They are the largest organisms that have ever lived, with some species outweighing the largest whales ten to one. In this richly illustrated overview, Roland Ennos examines trees' history, explains their mechanics, and assesses their future.
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Roland Ennos is a lecturer in the School of Biological Sciences at the University of Manchester. He has carried out research in the science of biomechanics, combining his interests in natural history and structural engineering. His research has taken him to forests around the world which has provided the inspiration for his recent textbook, Plant Life, and for this, his first popular science book.
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Book Description Smithsonian, 2001. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P111560989793