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City of Trees : Essays on Life, Death and the Need for a Forest - Sophie Cunningham

City of Trees

Essays on Life, Death and the Need for a Forest

Hardcover Published: 2nd April 2019
ISBN: 9781925773439
Number Of Pages: 224

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How do we take in the beauty of our planet while processing the losses? What trees can survive in the city? Which animals can survive in the wild? How do any of us-humans, animals, trees-find a forest we can call home?In these moving, thought-provoking essays Sophie Cunningham considers the meaning of trees and our love of them. She chronicles the deaths of both her fathers, and the survival of P-22, a mountain lion in Griffith Park, Los Angeles; contemplates the loneliness of Ranee, the first elephant in Australia; celebrates the iconic eucalyptus and explores its international status as an invasive species.

City of Trees is a powerful collection of nature, travel and memoir writing set in the context of global climate change. It meanders through, circles around and sometimes faces head on the most pressing issues of the day. It never loses sight of the trees.

About the Author

Sophie Cunningham is the author of four books, Geography, Bird, Melbourne , and Warning- The Story of Cyclone Tracy. She is a former publisher and editor, was a co-founder of The Stella Prize and is now an Adjunct Professor at RMIT University's Non/fiction Lab

Industry Reviews

`[Cunningham] creates a convincing sense of time and place, and can carry a reader with her telling observations and insights into the emotional lives of her characters.' - Australian on Bird

`A gripping and visceral tale.' - Readings on Warning: The Story of Cyclone Tracy

`Sophie Cunningham's Warning: The Story of Cyclone Tracy I defy anyone to put down.' - Helen Garner on Warning: The Story of Cyclone Tracy

ISBN: 9781925773439
ISBN-10: 1925773434
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 2nd April 2019
Publisher: Text Publishing Co
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 21.5 x 14.6  x 3.4
Weight (kg): 0.46

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