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  • Rawlence is a fine ecologist and an excellent writer with the rare ability both to tell an absorbing tale and to convey the subtleties of science. The Treeline is timely, salutary and eminently readable. Excellent.

    Colin Tudge, Resurgence & Ecology
  • [A] lyrical and passionate book... The Treeline is a sobering, powerful account of how trees might just save the world, as long as we are sensible enough to let them.

    Kathryn Hughes, Mail on Sunday
  • This clear-headed, perspective-altering book... will rightly provoke fear, but also a sense of wonder ... A beautiful and evocative portrait of the natural world. It is essential reading for those hoping to better understand our changing planet.

    Tom Lathan, Spectator
  • Ben Rawlence... writes with accuracy, beauty and urgency.

    Andrew Robinson, Nature
  • [An] urgent investigation into the Arctic treeline... a meticulously researched and compellingly presented read.

    Hannah Beckerman, Observer
  • [A] sweeping account of the Arctic forest that circles the world in an almost unbroken ring.

    Financial Times
  • Our trees are on the move but we have no place left to go. Ben Rawlence's The Treeline is a moving, thoughtful, deeply reported elegy for our vanishing world and a map of the one to come.

    Nathaniel Rich, author of LOSING EARTH
  • A fascinating book drawing on a brilliant, original line of thinking to reveal the roots and reach of our changing boreal forests... A perfect combination of lyrical writing and rigorous reporting. Utterly illuminating.

    Sophy Roberts, author of THE LOST PIANOS OF SIBERIA
  • What an extraordinary book this is! ... This is not just a description of a warming world but an active invitation to live differently, to participate with wisdom and humility in the cacophonous and ever-unfinished abundance of terrestrial life.

    Ben Ehrenreich, author of DESERT NOTEBOOKS
  • An urgent and insightful tour of some of the world's strangest, most bewitching and most endangered environments. It is at once a tribute to indigenous wisdom, a paean to the otherworldly beauty of the taiga and the tundra, and a highly readable overview of the latest science. This is an important book, and one I will be pressing into other people's hands.

    Cal Flyn, author of ISLANDS OF ABANDONMENT

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