Trees are fascinating subjects. I am obsessed with tree books and try to read all that I can find. But most of these focus on a tree’s root systems or how they influence the forest floor to support life. Not many of these books delve into the canopy of these trees, until now. This is the subject of Meg Lowman’s book The Arbornaut: A Life Discovering the Eighth Continent in the Trees Above Us. Meg Lowman, or “CanopyMeg” and the “real-life Lorax” as she is more affectionately known, is an American biologist, educator and champion of tree conservation. This book details the author’s dual journey as she makes her literal ascent into the treetops and her rise to fame in a male-dominated science community.
–Anne Z., Inklings Bookshop, Yakima, WA