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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.

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Book Signing with Anthony D. Fredericks
Book Signing with Anthony D. Fredericks

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


To purchase this book prior to the event please use the link here.

Copies of the book will be available for purchase at the event.


  • Book Preorder

    This ticket includes a copy of the book, entry to the event, complimentary snacks, and beverages.

    +$0.70 service fee
  • General Admission

    This ticket includes entry to the event, complimentary snacks, and drinks.




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