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The Wild Trees

A Story of Passion and Daring

by Richard Preston

The Wild Trees
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    Apr 2007, 320 pages
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    Feb 2008, 320 pages

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The spellbinding story of a tiny group of daring botanists and amateur naturalists who found a lost world above California in the canopies of the giant redwoods

The Dangerous Book For Boys (which published last year about the same time as Wild Trees in hardcover) might sound dangerous but is actually just good, clean, healthy fun. On the other hand, Wild Trees sounds like a walk in the woods but offers serious danger and adventure between its seemingly-benign covers. Hidden away in the temperate rain-forests of Northern California is a world just as unexplored as the deep oceans.  But unlike the deep oceans, you don't need hundreds of thousands of dollars of specialist equipment or lengthy expeditions to visit it, but you do need passion, perseverance and nerves of steel. Thirty years ago, perceived ...

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