By Wook Kim
Updated April 06, 2007 at 04:00 AM EDT
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The Wild Trees

After contemplating the nightmarish threats posed by the microscopic and pernicious, Richard Preston, the author of The Hot Zone and The Demon in the Freezer turns his gaze upward in The Wild Trees, to the realm of the towering and majestic. Specifically, the ancient redwoods of the Pacific Northwest — and the handful of daredevil scientists and amateur explorers who have recently discovered an astonishingly rich and fragile biosystem that exists more than 350 feet above the forest floor. Preston was clearly moved by his experiences — the thoughtful and engaging narrative is informed by a satisfying touch of spirituality — and he brilliantly shares his ardor for the arboreal.

The Wild Trees

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  • Book
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  • Richard Preston
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  • Random House

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