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by Thomas Pakenham

eBook Remarkable Baobab ePub
Author: Thomas Pakenham
Language: English
ISBN: 0297843737
ISBN13: 978-0297843733
Publisher: Orion Pub Co; First Edition edition (November 2004)
Pages: 144
Subcategory: No category
Rating: 4.4
Votes: 257
Formats: mobi azw lrf lit
ePub file: 1626 kb
Fb2 file: 1589 kb

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The Remarkable Baobab book. With 60 color photos and 144 pages with color throughout, The Remarkable Baobab will be a great, and reasonably priced, gift book for the Christmas season.

Thomas Pakenham recounts his personal encounters with the different species of baobabs of Africa and Australia in his own inimitable style, as well as describing trees which have migrated to other lands. Read full description. See details and exclusions. Remarkable Baobab by Thomas Pakenham (Hardback, 2004). Pre-owned: lowest price.

com User, September 8, 2008. And I love them, too. Pakenham delivers. wonderful photographic portraits of many baobabs combines with 'tree tales'. his experiences, the legends, the uses- and abuses- of the "upside down tree", etc.

In this book Thomas Pakenham recounts his personal encounters with the different species of baobabs of Africa and Australia in his own inimitable style, as well as describing trees which have migrated to other lands. He tells of the myths and legends as well as the history - stranger than fiction - of many of the trees and their chances of survival.

Thomas Francis Dermot Pakenham, 8th Earl of Longford (born 14 August 1933), known simply as Thomas Pakenham, is an Anglo-Irish historian and arborist who has written several prize-winning books on the diverse subjects of African history, Victorian a. .

Thomas Francis Dermot Pakenham, 8th Earl of Longford (born 14 August 1933), known simply as Thomas Pakenham, is an Anglo-Irish historian and arborist who has written several prize-winning books on the diverse subjects of African history, Victorian and post-Victorian British history, and trees. He is the son of The 7th Earl of Longford, a Labour minister, and Elizabeth Longford

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is the benevolent listener to all these problems," says Mr Pakenham.

THE amazing thing about trees is how invisible they are," says Thomas Pakenham, who has travelled the world writing books about remarkable trees. Mr Pakenham cites a recent example of a baobab forest in the city of Mombasa in Kenya which local tree experts insisted did not exist. The villagers gather and talk about the day's events and problems and the baobab is the benevolent listener to all these problems," says Mr Pakenham. In that sense it is a mother tree. In animist communities, the baobab is seen as a deity which has chosen to live among the people.

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143 pages of excellent text, filled with beautiful color photos. First Edition.
Marilore
All trees are fascinating both from a biological point of view and a geometric one. But at least for this reviewer, there is no tree on Earth that holds as much fascination as the baobab. The author of this book clearly holds the same opinion, and with his commentary and the beautiful photos takes readers on a journey that they is the next best thing to the enviable journeys that the author has taken for real. One could only imagine the awesome and humbling feeling one would get standing in the presence of the baobab, with reports of the girth sometimes reaching 77 feet.

But the author also reminds us that the beautiful can also be practical, as he describes the baobab as being a "godsend to the poor": its flowers and foliage can be eaten as fresh salad, and its bark can be made into roof tiles or rope.

With six species living in Madagascar and the other two in Africa and Australia, the author gives brief explanations as to why they exist in regions thousands of miles apart. Some of these reasons are anecdotal, with the author favoring one based on the mobility of their seedpods.

The future of the baobab is probably at the same level of certainty as other flora occupying their same habitats. The author addresses its survivability in the book. Maybe the techniques of genetic engineering can assist in their survivability in environments in which they are not custom. Whatever techniques are used, it is imperative that the baobab be encouraged to flourish. Its beauty alone gives it infinite utility.
Pipet
The only book i know of that focuses just on the baobabs. More of a discovery of them and their location by the writer than any scientific information or care for them. Still looking for a book that could have that info.

Great photos! Interesting to note that the author has written other books beforehand looking for "Remakable Trees of the World". It seems as though that the most remarkable is what he has found in these pages.

Note that this isn't the size of most picture coffee table books, it is somewhat smaller.
Gralinda
This book will tell you everything there is to know about those amazing baobabs. Very detailed, and with abundant and beautiful illustrations on just about every page. Even if you are not interested in baobabs this book will turn you on!
Dorilune
Would buy this again. Shows variety. Shows a baobab.
Blackworm
This is a short book filled with excellent photographs, some of them simply splendid. Pakenham is a well-known writer, but there's not a great deal of text. I think the best way to look at it is a kind of reflection by a good writer on a kind of tree he finds fascinating.

The baobab is indeed fascinating, so if Pakenham's goal was to tell reader about this wonderfully odd tree, he has reached his goal. Despite the brevity of the text, I found out things I had not known. There are more species than I had thought, and I had been unaware of baobabs in Australia.
This is a light, quick and interesting read. Examine those photographs carefully, some of them are remarkable.

The future of the baobab is problematic. The ones in Madagascar may not last long, as population increases and people in poverty place ever increasing pressure on limited resources.
Foiuost
I've seen baobabs in Madagascar, the Comoros, and Tanzania. They're impressive trees that leave a lasting impression on a wondering foreigner. I am not surprised that Thomas Pakenham found them fascinating and seems to have travelled around to various parts of the world to photograph them. You can learn
a fair bit about these amazing trees from the resulting book, but I think the lasting impression will be from the photographs, which are wonderful--both the full ones and the zoomed-in ones. It seems to me that there are other books, perhaps neither so light nor so easy to read, which would give far more botanical, historical or anthropological information. The present volume would rank more as a coffee table book or as an introduction to a very interesting and visually-fascinating subject. I believe that THE REMARKABLE BAOBAB was written in somewhat of a hurry since a number of pieces of information occur several times. No matter, if you have any sense of marvel or whimsy, you can't help but enjoy Pakenham's work.
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