The Wollemi Pine: the Incredible Story of the Discovery and Survival of a Living Fossil from the Age of the Dinosaurs
An enthralling detective story about evolution and natural history. In mid-1994 a National Parks & Wildlife ranger abseiling in the Wollemi Wilderness outside Sydney, came upon an extraordinary sight: a canyon filled with massive pines. These trees towered above the surrounding foliage, with fern-like leaves and peculiar lumpy bark. What he accidentally discovered that day has become one of the century’s most important botanical finds. The ancient pines were thought to have become extinct millions of years ago. The Director of Sydney’s Royal Botanic Gardens described the discovery as ‘the equivalent of finding a small dinosaur still alive on Earth’.
Publisher: Text Publishing
Date Published: 2000
Book Condition: Very good soft cover showing minimal surface and edge wear to covers
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