A BOOK TO READ

Country Living (UK) - - A Month In The Country -

The Man Who Climbs Trees (Ebury Pub­lish­ing, £9.99) AS A PRO­FES­SIONAL CLIMBER, CAM­ERA­MAN AND AD­VEN­TURER, JAMES ALDRED HAS SCALED SOME OF THE WORLD’S TALLEST TREES – AFFORDING HIM A UNIQUE PER­SPEC­TIVE ON THE WORLD AROUND HIM. HE RE­CALLS BREATH­TAK­ING LOCATIONS, MA­JES­TIC SCENERY AND LIFE ABOVE THE FOR­EST CANOPY.

The Glorious Life of the Oak (Transworld, £8.99) WITH ROOTS STRETCH­ING BACK THOU­SANDS OF YEARS, THE OAK IS A BASTION OF OUR NAT­U­RAL WORLD, AND HAS HELPED TO SHAPE SO­CI­ETY. OUR VIK­ING AN­CES­TORS CAME HERE IN OAK LONGSHIPS, AND THE ‘WOODEN WALLS’ OF NEL­SON’S NAVY WERE MADE FROM THE HARDY TIM­BER. THIS BOOK EX­PLORES HOW THE ICONIC TREE PLAYED ITS PART IN FORM­ING THE NA­TION.

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