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Ancient Ones

Ancient Ones

The World of the Old-growth Douglas Fir

Book - 1994 | 1st ed
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Two titles from Barbara Bash's highly acclaimed "Tree Tales" series are available for the first time in paperback! In a brilliant combination of lyrical prose and glowing watercolors, each book documents the lifecycle of the world's great trees and reveals its importance to the many life forms that flourish beneath and within its welcoming branches. In Ancient Ones,, Bash captures the ongoing drama not only of the Douglas fir but of the old-growth forest itself. The book "beautifully affirms the concept of a cycle of life," wrote Publishers Weekly in a starred review. "A wondrous walk trhough an old-growth forest," said School Library Journal, in another starred review. "Reading Ancient Ones is the next best thing to being there." AUTHOR: Barbara Bash, author-illustrator of six award-winning titles for Sierra Club Books for Children, has worked for many years as a calligrapher, illustrator, and teacher of book arts and botanical drawing. She lives in upstate New York.
Publisher: San Francisco : Sierra Club Books for Children, c1994
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 0871565617 (acid-free paper)
Branch Call Number: J585.2 BAS
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 29 cm


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This is an older book but it is one of my absolute favorites for introducing the life of a Doug Fir inside and out.

Informative narrative description and illustrations of the life cycle of a Douglas Fir, with the role it plays in the lives of many creatures in the ecosystem. Grade 1-4.

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Sep 13, 2018

A beautiful and beautifully written ode to the life cycle of the Douglas Fir tree. Includes information on the fauna that depend on these majestic trees through it’s various life stages and a fascinating bit on the symbiotic relationship between the tree roots and the native truffle mycelium.

Jan 12, 2010

Gorgeous watercolour paintings illustrate this lovely book about the life cycles of old growth forests...focusing on the Douglas Fir.

Great info. Lots to explore.

This is a sierra club book.

Jan 12, 2010

I like it all. Lots of nice animals.


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