Fri, Nov 03|
Book Signing with Anthony D. Fredericks
An extraordinary journey to visit the oldest trees in the United States that beautifully reveals the connection between humans and natural history— a perfect read for nature lovers and fans of The Hidden Life of Trees.
Time & Location
Nov 03, 2023, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Lancaster, 23 N Prince St, Lancaster, PA 17603, USA
About the event
Follow award-winning author Anthony D. Fredericks's adventures across the United States
to uncover the remarkable secrets and lives of ancient trees. He introduces some of the
oldest trees in the country using up-to-date research, interviews with scientists, captivating
storytelling, and a contagious wonder for the natural world. Fredericks's visits to the trees
turn readers into fellow travelers. Through firsthand accounts and scientific detail, these
enduring trees come to life off the page.
Each chapter begins with a time-travel story that immerses readers in Earth's past, as
early as ~58,000 BCE, for a sweeping view of what was happening during human history
when the ancient tree took root. It then zooms into present-day to investigate the tree in all
its mature glory and the changed world around it.
Some of the featured trees include:
A 13,000-year-old Palmer's oak in California that survives by cloning itself
The 1,200-year-old Seven Sisters Oak in Louisiana that has survived in the path of at
least ten major hurricanes
2,000-year-old redwoods (the tallest trees in the world) on the California coast
The 2,628 year old bald cypress in the Black River of North Carolina
Marvelously detailed and deeply passionate, In Search of the Old Ones will transform your
perspective of the trees and forests around you.
ANTHONY D. FREDERICKS is Professor Emeritus of Education at York
College of Pennsylvania. He has published more than 170 adult nonfiction and children’s
books, including The Secret Life of Clams, Horseshoe Crab: Biography of a Survivor, and
Desert Night, Desert Day. He has also written for Psychology Today, High Country News,
Hawaii Magazine, and more. An educator for nearly 50 years, he has taught science
workshops, made natural history presentations, and led field trips throughout North
Copies of the book will be available for purchase at the event. Please indicate whether you are interested in buying a copy of the book so that we can have enough copies.