Leading landscape photographers Diane Cook and Len Jenshel present Wise Trees—a stunning photography book containing more than 50 historical trees with remarkable stories from around the world. Supported by grants from the Expedition Council of the National Geographic Society, Cook and Jenshel spent two years traveling to fifty-nine sites across five continents to photograph some of the world’s most historic and inspirational trees. Trees, they tell us, can live without us, but we cannot live without them. Not only do trees provide us with the oxygen we breathe, food gathered from their branches, and wood for both fuel and shelter, but they have been essential to the spiritual and cultural life of civilizations around the world. From Luna, the Coastal Redwood in California that became an international symbol when activist Julia Butterfly Hill sat for 738 days on a platform nestled in its branches to save it from logging, to the Bodhi Tree, the sacred fig in India that is a direct descendent of the tree under which Buddha attained enlightenment, Cook and Jenshel reveal trees that have impacted and shaped our lives, our traditions, and our feelings about nature. There are also survivor trees, including a camphor tree in Nagasaki that endured the atomic bomb, an American elm in Oklahoma City, and the 9/11 Survivor Tree, a Callery pear at the 9/11 Memorial. All of the trees were carefully selected for their role in human dramas. This project both reflects and inspires awareness of the enduring role of trees in nurturing and sheltering humanity. Photographers, environmentalists, history buffs, and nature-lovers alike will appreciate the extraordinary stories found within the pages of Wise Trees!
This captivating calendar features beautiful, historic trees from around the world along with their remarkable stories of inspiration, hope, and resilience. From a weeping cherry in Japan to an enormous banyan in India to an ancient redwood in California, trees have affected and shaped many cultures and countless lives. Each tree inspires awareness of the enduring role trees play in nurturing and sheltering humanity. Based on the fall 2017 Abrams book Wise Trees, featuring images by leading landscape photographers Diane Cook and Len Jenshel. Also Available: Wise Trees (Hardcover, ISBN: 978-1-4197-2700-9)
This book is a journey among colorful trees in all shades, shapes and sizes. Have you ever wondered about the trees in your neighborhood or thoughout the world? Ever feel the breeze against your cheeck. And with that breeze comes the answer you seek. Wise Trees is a celebration of curiosity and love. In this book there are tall trees, small trees, trees with sideways trunks, trees in lovely shades of pink and purple. Oh and a tree inspired by Johny Appleseed. The author hand painted each and every tree with watercolor, acrylic and the occasional sponge, q-tip, melted crayon... Is this tree about a love of nature or the people in it? It's both! Every tree is a living beauty and so are we. Interested in the Ebook eddition? If you enjoy this book please leave a review. Find out more about Mireya and her latest art at hellomireya.com
Rituals for living in season renew our sense of personal power and understanding of the underlying magick of the universe that sustains us. The magick is presented in an artful fusion of Astrology, Numerology, Feng Shui, and Wicca. In the branches of The Wise Hazel Tree, these ancient traditions lead the way around the wheel of life, helping our dreams and those of the Great Mother unfold more true to form. Consider life’s course if in autumn, we follow nature’s cue and take stock of our accomplishments alongside harvest celebrations of nature’s bounty. Or, as nature sleeps, we slow life’s pace in winter to allow time for self-care and reflection. Once spring blooms, we could find ourselves more rested and ready to begin work on new ideas and ventures. Following our intention, the sunny days of summer would shine on our growing dreams and daily endeavors.
It is the first book of a trilogy telling about the adventures of the 14 year-old friends James and Joey. Using a wand James grandfather had for many years, they cross to the magic world of Lanomawood (The Land of the Magic wood) where they encounter many different people and characters including a wise old man, a wizen old tree, the good spirit of the forest and a beautiful teenage girl with magical powers. An evil wizard rules the land and for two thousand years, since throwing the wand into our world, nobody in Lanomawood has aged. The wise old man hails James as their liberator and tells him he is the one to challenge and defeat the evil wizard.
This book brings together a set of stories that depict some of the most meaningful lessons of modern times with simple and direct messages for children. In order to impart valuable knowledge about common and realistic problems, the author transforms ordinary instances of life in easily understandable situations, as in the case of forest trees. These stories promote conscience, through induction and individual judgment, while promoting reflection and transmitting significant values about morality and ethics. It is, above all, an opportunity offered to younger people to acquire knowledge about problems experienced by adults, in an approach based on conversations that the author developed for many years with hundreds of children with emotional, cognitive and learning difficulties.
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