The Wollemi Pine

Author: James Woodford
Homepage 9781920885489

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  • : $24.95(AUD)
  • : 9781920885489
  • : Text Publishing Company
  • : Text Publishing Company
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  • : 0.181
  • : July 2005
  • : 198mm X mm
  • : Australia
  • : 24.95
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  • : James Woodford
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  • : Paperback
  • : Revised edition
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  • : English
  • : 585.309944
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Description

Now in a new format, this is a brilliant debut by a wonderful popular science writer. James Woodford, the Sydney Morning Herald's award-winning science writer, has written an enthralling detective story about evolution and natural history, the freak survival of a species that offers a window into an ecosystem 100 million years old. The Wollemi Pine is the story of this discovery, and of the tree that became an overnight celebrity. Woodford's fascinating account is a detective story, a scientific mystery, and a timely reminder of the importance of maintaining biological diversity on our planet. Discovery of the Wollemi pine has revealed new sources of anti-cancer chemicals, and other micro-organisms with important medical applications.