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The Wild Trees Selected as Palmdale City Library’s Featured Book of the Month for January

The Wild Trees Selected as Palmdale City Library’s

Featured Book of the Month for January

 

PALMDALE – The Palmdale City Library has selected The Wild Trees: a story of passion and daring by Richard Preston, as the Featured Book of the Month for January.

The Wild Trees is the fascinating story of the exploration of the California redwoods. The biggest redwoods have trunks up to thirty feet wide and can rise more than thirty-five stories above the ground, forming cathedral-like structures in the air.  Until recently, redwoods were thought to be virtually impossible to ascend, and the canopy at the tops of these majestic trees was undiscovered.

Preston, however, discovered that the canopy is filled with mosses, lichens, spotted salamanders, hanging gardens of ferns, and thickets of huckleberry bushes, all growing out of massive trunk systems.  Climbing trees that are 300 feet off the ground comes with its share of risk, which adds to the excitement of this compelling story.

Preston is the bestselling author of The Hot Zone, The Demon in the Freezer, and the novel The Cobra Event. He has been writing for The New Yorker since 1985. The Wild Trees: a story of passion and daring is available for check out from the Palmdale City Library in standard print and audio editions.

For further information on the Featured Book of the Month, contact the Palmdale City Library at 661/267-5600 or visit www.cityofpalmdale.org.

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Communications Department · 38300 Sierra Highway · Palmdale, CA  93550

www.cityofpalmdale.org

 

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January 3, 2011 Posted by | Book of the Month, City of Palmdale, Palmdale City Library, Richard Preston, The Wild Trees | , , , , | Leave a comment