Jack Cooke: "The Tree Climber's Guide" | Talks at Google

source: Talks at Google      2016年5月13日
We were joined in London by Jack Cooke to discuss his book about exploring London through its canopy - The Tree Climber’s Guide.
Recorded April 2016.
Jack can be found on Twitter at @typecooke and his website is:
Jack's video of trees can be found here:

About the book:
A wonderful cocktail of engaging writing, beautiful illustration and heartfelt appreciation for the natural world. An essential oddity for any book collection.
‘I agree with so much of what Jack has to say - about trees, risk, being more child-like, and seeking out pockets of peace even in our cities.’ Alastair Humphreys
In this charming, witty and exquisitely illustrated companion, Jack Cooke explores the city through its canopy; teetering on the edge of an oak’s branches, scurrying up a Scots pine, spying views from the treetops that few have ever had the chance to see. He takes us through the parks, over the canals and rivers and into secret gardens on his journey sometimes only ten foot above the street.
Part guidebook, part meditation on the consolations of nature, The Tree Climber’s Guide is as uniquely odd, alluring and motley as the trees themselves. It is a journey into the tangle of bark and branches that surround us all and a welcome reminder that the best things in life are free – they just sometimes require a step in the right direction.

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