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The Language Of Trees

How Trees Make Our World, Change Our Minds and Rewild Our Lives

Katie Holten


Limited number of signed copies available while stocks last
The book will have either a signed bookplate or a signed title page

If trees have memories, respond to stress, and communicate, what can they tell us? And will we listen?

In this beautifully illustrated collection, artist Katie Holten gifts readers her visual Tree Alphabet and uses it to masterfully translate and illuminate pieces from some of the world’s most exciting writers and artists, activists and ecologists. Holten guides us on a journey from prehistoric cave paintings and creation myths to the death of a 3,500 year-old cypress tree, from Tree Clocks in Mongolia and forest fragments in the Amazon to the language of fossil poetry. In doing so, she unearths a new way of seeing the natural beauty that surrounds us and creates an urgent reminder of what could happen if we allow it to slip away.

Printed in deep green ink, The Language of Trees is a celebratory homage filled with prose, poetry and art from over fifty collaborators, including Ursula K. Le Guin, Robert Macfarlane, Zadie Smith, Radiohead, Elizabeth Kolbert, Amitav Ghosh, Richard Powers, Suzanne Simard, Gaia Vince, Tacita Dean, Plato and Robin Wall Kimmerer.

Please note: This pre-order title is published on 15th June 2023. If you are ordering additonal books alongside this title, the entire order will be shipped at the same time. If you wish to receive the other books sooner, please place them on a separate order.


Elliott and Thompson



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Hardback; 216 x 138mm



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