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A Day in the Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest

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An interpretive guide to the Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest preserved in the White Mountains of eastern California's Inyo National Forest. Here the oldest trees in the world (Pinus longaeva) cling to life at 11,000 feet--and continue to contribute critical data to the science of tree-ring dating, climatology, and our understanding of time.

Book News Annotation:

Near the California-Nevada border, Bristlecone pines have lived longer than any other trees in the world, nearly 5,000 years. This book reveals the beauty of these trees throughout the seasons in high-quality color photos. Veteran Eastern Sierra landscape photographer Flaherty explores an artistic vision of nature as artist and sculptor. In short essays, Schlenz, a literature and writing teacher, reflects on the life-cycle of the trees, traces their contributions to science and to interpretations of human history, and explores their transformation by nature's forces. Schlenz has written previous travel books for the publisher. Flaherty's photographs have been published in Audubon, National Geographic, and Sierra. Distributed by Mountain Press, Missoula, Montana. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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High in the White Mountains near the border of California and Nevada, Bristlecone Pines (Pinus Longaeva) have lived and survived many more years than any other trees anywhere in the world. In these mountainous subalpine woodland groves, some of these trees have stood rooted into the ground for nearly 5,000 years. A span of time so long it is hard to comprehend that so many years of the earth's story has been written in their seemingly ageless wood with every season's passing.

About the Author

Dennis Flaherty is a professional photographer based in Bishop, California. He began his photography career in 1983. His work has been widely published in calendars, books, magazines including Audubon, National Geographic, Backpacker, Outdoor Photographer, and Sierra.Mark Schlenz first discovered his interests in mountaineering, writing, and environmental literature while living in the Eastern Sierra in the 1970s. He later taught high school English Literature at the University of California, Santa Barbara in 1994 with a dissertation on Eastern California writer Mary Austin. He taught literature and writing for Environmental Studies at UCSB.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780944197851
Author:
Flaherty, Dennis
Publisher:
Graphic Arts Books
Essay by:
Schlenz, Mark A.
Essay:
Schlenz, Mark A.
Author:
Schlenz, Mark A.
Author:
Mark Schlenz PhD
Author:
Schlenz, Mark Phd
Subject:
General
Subject:
Subjects & Themes - Plants & Animals
Subject:
Photoessays & Documentaries
Subject:
Individual Photographer
Subject:
Individual Photographers - General
Subject:
Natural Resources
Subject:
Great Basin bristlecone pine.
Subject:
Nature photography
Subject:
Photography-Nature and Landscape
Subject:
Photography : Individual Photographers - Essays
Subject:
Nature : Ecosystems & Habitats - Forests & Rainforests
Subject:
PHOTOGRAPHY / Subjects & Themes/Plants & Animals
Edition Description:
Print PDF
Series:
Companion Press Series
Publication Date:
20080531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
64
Dimensions:
9 x 9 in

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"Synopsis" by , High in the White Mountains near the border of California and Nevada, Bristlecone Pines (Pinus Longaeva) have lived and survived many more years than any other trees anywhere in the world. In these mountainous subalpine woodland groves, some of these trees have stood rooted into the ground for nearly 5,000 years. A span of time so long it is hard to comprehend that so many years of the earth's story has been written in their seemingly ageless wood with every season's passing.
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