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wild trees

Preston, Richard

wild trees

a story of passion and daring

by Preston, Richard

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Published by Random House Large Print in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Coast redwood -- California, Northern.,
  • Coast redwood -- Ecology -- California, Northern.,
  • Forest canopies -- California, Northern.,
  • Tree climbing -- California, Northern -- Anecdotes.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby Richard Preston.
    GenreAnecdotes.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsSD397.R3 P74 2007b
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL16238378M
    ISBN 109780739327104
    LC Control Number2007009506


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