The Wollemi Pine: The Incredible Discovery of a Living Fossil From theAge of the Dinosaurs

by Woodford James
$24.95

Publisher: The Text Publishing Company

Publication Date: October 24, 2005

ISBN: 9781920885489

Binding: Paperback

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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.