desmond elliott 2017 likeyoulove books of the month
Search our site
The Stolen Bicycle by Ming-Yi Wu Read the opening extract of the brand new Ming-Yi Wu book before its publication on 26/10/2017

Trees by Pierre Lieutaghi


RRP £14.99

Notify me
when in stock

As soon as this book is back in stock we will send you an email.


Trees by Pierre Lieutaghi

For about 300 million years trees have played a central role in providing the conditions in which life on Earth has flourished - and for millennia these treasured plants have enthralled, nourished and inspired humankind, with whom they have coexisted in an intimate relationship that has been highly practical (fuel, food, healing preparations and building material) as well as culturally and spiritually rich. This book is divided into five parts: Green Jewels, Thousands of Species, A Fragile Benefactor, Of Trees and Humans, and A Source of Inspiration. Each part focuses on a different aspect of the world of trees, from a fascinating and fact-packed account of their natural history (half a hectare of trees absorbs the same amount of carbon dioxide as that emitted by a car travelling for 10,000 miles/16,000km) to the enormous influence they have had in human culture, from mythology and religion to a rich and enduring symbolism throughout history. Trees is a beautifully illustrated celebration of these awe-inspiring gifts of nature, which Ralph Waldo Emerson was moved to describe as 'the best friend of man'. For all those who love trees this superb book offers a rare chance to enjoy their beauty and to learn a great deal more about what makes them so special.

About the Author

Pierre Lieutaghi is a writer and ethnobotanist who lives in Provence, southern France. Involved with the Natural History Museum (Paris) and the Mediterranean and Comparative Institute of Ethnology (Aix-en-Provence), he has written more than a dozen books and many articles about the relationships between plants and humankind. He helped to create the ethnobotanical gardens of Salagon in Mane (Alpes-de-Haute-Provence).

More books by this author
Author 'Like for Like' recommendations

Loading other formats...

Book Info

Publication date

1st April 2011


Pierre Lieutaghi

More books by Pierre Lieutaghi
Author 'Like for Like'


Duncan Baird Publishers an imprint of Watkins Media


192 pages


Trees, wildflowers & plants



Lovereading always comes up with great suggestions and has introduced me to enjoyable books and new authors to discover.

Gaynor Passmore

I read new, exciting writers and established authors before publication and there is a great website full of brilliant books and opinions.


The selections are so varied and the reader reviews are so helpful. A fantastic website for those who love books.

Ann Quintilla

The best new books on the market, reviewed honestly, to give your readers the best choices.

Julie Cook

Lovereading is pitched at just the right level for all the various types of people who enjoy reading in its many forms.

Pam Woodburn

Why I love @lovereadinguk? It's in the name - as dedicated lovers of reading, they are perfect matchmakers for helping me find my next read!

Catherine Jenkins

Lovereading is a world of books. It has everything you need from new to old and much loved classic books. It even give you recommendations!

Kate Thurston

If you love reading, then you'll love Lovereading! Full of tips & info for every discerning reader.

Lynne Rapson