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

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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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Publisher Mountain Pr
Mfg Part# 9780878425389
SKU 205102546
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0878425381
Release Date 9/15/2007
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0117
Publisher Mountain Press Publishing Company
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