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By Peter Crane,Pollyanna von Knorring

Perhaps the world’s such a lot unique tree, ginkgo has remained stubbornly unchanged for greater than 200 million years. A residing hyperlink to the age of dinosaurs, it survived the nice ice a long time as a relic in China, however it earned its reprieve whilst humans first came across it necessary a few thousand years in the past. this present day ginkgo is loved for the beauty of its leaves, prized for its safe to eat nuts, and respected for its durability. This enticing publication tells the entire and interesting tale of a tree that folks stored from extinction—a tale that gives desire for different botanical biographies which are nonetheless being written.


Inspired by way of the ancient ginkgo that has thrived in London’s Kew Gardens because the 1760s, popular botanist Peter Crane explores the evolutionary background of the species from its mysterious foundation via its proliferation, drastic decline, and supreme resurgence. Crane additionally highlights the cultural and social importance of the ginkgo: its medicinal and dietary makes use of, its strength as a resource of creative and non secular notion, and its significance as one of many world’s preferred road timber. Readers of this terribly fascinating booklet can be attracted to the closest ginkgo, the place they could adventure firsthand the undying great thing about the oldest tree on Earth.

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