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The Bristlecone Book: A Natural History of the World's Oldest Trees

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This loving tribute to these remarkable trees provides a clearly presented scientific discussion of the trees and their study. Well illustrated with color photos. Lanner taught tree biology at Utah State U. and is now emeritus visiting scientist at the Institute of Forest Genetics in Placerville, Calif. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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The Bristlecone Book: A Natural History of the Worlds Oldest Trees brings together for the first time the captivating facts about bristlecone and foxtail pinestrees that thrive in a harsh environment and live thousands of yearswith a special focus on Great Basin bristlecone pine, the oldest tree species on earth. Ronald Lanner exposes the trees inner workings, taking apart a pine to examine bark, buds, needles, cones, roots, and wood. He follows a trees lifespan from seedling to great old age, presenting a new interpretation of stages of growth. He explains the unusual colors and forms that make bristlecones so picturesque, describes how the forces of nature influence the trees unique shapes, and reveals their secrets of long life. Readers will discover where to go to see these trees and how to identify them. A stunning pageant of color photos shows off bristlecones and their remarkable growth patterns, and a map shows locations of groves.

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ISBN:
9780878425389
Author:
Lanner, Ronald M.
Publisher:
Mountain Press Publishing Company
Subject:
Great Basin bristlecone pine.
Subject:
Rocky Mountain bristlecone pine.
Subject:
Plants - General
Subject:
Trees & Forests - General
Subject:
Plants - Trees
Subject:
Nature Studies-Trees
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20070931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
117
Dimensions:
9.00x6.10x.32 in. .63 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , The Bristlecone Book: A Natural History of the Worlds Oldest Trees brings together for the first time the captivating facts about bristlecone and foxtail pinestrees that thrive in a harsh environment and live thousands of yearswith a special focus on Great Basin bristlecone pine, the oldest tree species on earth. Ronald Lanner exposes the trees inner workings, taking apart a pine to examine bark, buds, needles, cones, roots, and wood. He follows a trees lifespan from seedling to great old age, presenting a new interpretation of stages of growth. He explains the unusual colors and forms that make bristlecones so picturesque, describes how the forces of nature influence the trees unique shapes, and reveals their secrets of long life. Readers will discover where to go to see these trees and how to identify them. A stunning pageant of color photos shows off bristlecones and their remarkable growth patterns, and a map shows locations of groves.
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