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Pakenham, Thomas 1933-

Overview
Works: 68 works in 479 publications in 7 languages and 12,919 library holdings
Genres: History  Pictorial works  Illustrated works  Field guides  Sources  Biography  Folklore  Biographies  Documentary films  Bibliography‡vCatalogs 
Roles: Author, Photographer, Composer, Author of introduction, Editor, Correspondent
Classifications: DT930, 960.312
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Most widely held works about Thomas Pakenham
 
Most widely held works by Thomas Pakenham
The Boer War by Thomas Pakenham( Book )

64 editions published between 1979 and 2015 in English and held by 2,673 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comprehensive history of the Boer War, a war precipitated by greed and marked by blundering and brutalities
The scramble for Africa, 1876-1912 by Thomas Pakenham( Book )

89 editions published between 1990 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,546 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The White Man's conquest of the Dark Continent from 1876 to 1912"--Jacket subtitle
Remarkable trees of the world by Thomas Pakenham( Book )

38 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 1,338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A landmark volume celebrating the most remarkable trees on our planet. The Spirit of nineteenth-century exploration lives in British historian Thomas Pakenham, who has spent the last decade investigating the lives of the world's most dramatic trees, many of which are in danger of destruction. After the worldwide success of his previous work, Meetings with Remarkable Trees -- a stunning collection of 60 individual trees (and groups of trees) in Britain and Ireland chosen for their unusually strong personalities -- Pakenham decided to hunt down and photograph another 60 remarkable trees scattered throughout the globe. Many of these trees were already famous -- champions by girth, height, volume, or age -- while others had never previously been caught by the camera. Pakenham's five-year odyssey, sweating it out with a 30-pound Linhof camera and tripod, took him to most of the temperate and many of the tropical regions of the world. Although North American trees dominate this book, Pakenham also trekked to remote regions in Mexico, all over Europe, parts of Asia including Japan, northern and southern Africa. Madagascar, Australia, and New Zealand. Despite his expert knowledge, the book owes little to conventional botany. Like its predecessor, Remarkable Trees of the World is arranged according to the characters of the trees themselves. There are Giants and Dwarfs, Methliselahs, Shrines, Dreams, Lovers and Dancers, Ghosts, and Trees in Peril. The chief Giant is General Sherman in the Sierra Nevada, California At over 1400 tons, the grizzled old general, a giant sequoia, is the world's largest tree, measured by volume -- indeed, the largest single living thing in the world. The height record, however, goes to another commanding Californian, a 368-foot high Coast redwood recently declared the tallest tree in the world. Among the Methuselahs, Pakenham describes the wind-blasted bristlecone pines of the White Mountains of California. One of them, Old Methuselah himself, was found to be 4,600 years old, making him the oldest tree yet measured by scientists. Shrines include some of the holiest trees in the world, like the immense camphor trees preserved in Shinto shrines in Japan and the 2,200-year-old Bo-tree in Sri Lanka, a cutting from the actual tree under which Buddha found enlightenment. Trees in Peril are the trees under attack by predatory loggers and impoverished farmers, including the exotic baobabs of Madagascar, now threatened by intensive farming, and the great spruce and Douglas fir and red cedars of Pacific North America in whose defense the conservationists have been fighting the loggers for decades. Remarkable Trees of the World is a magnificent new work that celebrates Pakenham's gifts as a writer and a photographer. It will be treasured for generations by all those who marvel at the wonders of nature
The year of liberty; the story of the great Irish rebellion of 1798 by Thomas Pakenham( Book )

28 editions published between 1969 and 2000 in English and held by 969 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Irish Rebellion of 1798 (Irish: Éirí Amach 1798), also known as the United Irishmen Rebellion (Irish: Éirí Amach na nÉireannach Aontaithe), was an uprising against British rule in Ireland lasting from May to September 1798. The United Irishmen, a republican revolutionary group influenced by the ideas of the American and French revolutions, were the main organising force behind the rebellion."--Wikipedia
Meetings with remarkable trees by Thomas Pakenham( Book )

29 editions published between 1996 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 790 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With this astonishong collection of tree portraits, Thomas Packenham has produced a new kind of tree book. The trees are grouped according to their characteristics; roughly half are ancient native trees in the UK, while the rest are exotic newcomers from Europe
The world of trees by Hugh Johnson( Book )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 589 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A guide to more than six hundred of the world's major garden and forest trees includes coverage of the structure and life cycle of trees, how they are used in landscape design, and tree planting and care
Dreamers of empire by Achmed Abdullah( Book )

15 editions published between 1929 and 1968 in English and held by 507 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

King of kings : the triumph and tragedy of Emperor Haile Selassie I of Ethiopia by Asfa-Wossen Asserate( Book )

7 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in English and held by 432 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

He was the scion of a dynasty that was reputed to descend from King Solomon, a pioneer of African unity and independence, a staunch confederate of the Allies in their fight against the fascist Axis powers and the messiah of the Jamaican Rastafarian movement. He was a reformer and an autocrat, whose rule was brought to a brutal and ignominious end when he was toppled and murdered by communist rebels. The impressive, dazzling and complex personality of Haile Selassie, King of Kings, is brilliantly conveyed in this biographical portrait by Asfa-Wossen Asserate, his close relation. The author spent his childhood and early youth in Ethiopia, though he never held political office in his native country, where his father was the last president of the Imperial Crown Council. The background of the author, who knew Haile Selassie in person, afforded him intimate insights into life at the Ethiopian court and the increasingly controversial policies pursued by the emperor. Asfa-Wossen Asserate's own experiences, augmented by intensive research in both family and public archives, combine to produce a uniquely detailed portrayal of the last King of Kings of Ethiopia and the turbulent and tragic history of the country over which he reigned supreme for much of the 20th century. -- from dust jacket
The Boer War by Thomas Pakenham( Book )

13 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comprehensive history of the Boer War, a war precipitated by greed and marked by blundering and brutalities
The remarkable baobab by Thomas Pakenham( Book )

12 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Citing the baobab tree as perhaps the oldest life form on the planet today, a natural and cultural study relates numerous superstitions and myths that have been attributed to the baobab while documenting its uses throughout history as food, medicine, shelter, a site of worship, prisons, and tombs
The mountains of Rasselas; an Ethiopian adventure by Thomas Pakenham( Book )

13 editions published between 1959 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dublin : a travellers' companion by Thomas Pakenham( Book )

7 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A traveller's companion to Dublin( Book )

5 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Extracts, from medieval times onwards, from letters, diaries, and memoirs by visitors to the city and by Dubliners, themselves. Includes Red Hugh O'Donnell's escape from Dublin Castle, James Joyce's plans for a novel while staying at the Martello Tower, and the seizure of the GPO by Irish Volunteers during the Easter Uprising, the complaints of an Elizabethan soldier about the price of ale in Dublin, and first impressions of Benjamin Franklin, Thackeray and Queen Victoria. Provides notes on the history, art, and architecture of the city
The year of liberty : the history of the great Irish Rebellion of 1798 by Thomas Pakenham( Book )

20 editions published between 1969 and 1997 in English and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The year of liberty : the great Irish rebellion of 1798 by Thomas Pakenham( Book )

11 editions published between 1993 and 2000 in English and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Illustrations and text help chronicle the Irish Rebellion that took place in 1798; includes information on the causes of the rebellion, the peasants' involvement in it, and its end results
In search of remarkable trees : on safari in southern Africa by Thomas Pakenham( Book )

6 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Thomas Pakenham, no stranger to Africa with his books The Scramble for Africa and The Boer War, nor to remarkable trees with his Meetings with Remarkable Trees and Remarkable Trees of the World, combines his two interests when on safari in Southern Africa in pursuit of remarkable trees. His particular quarry is the rare, the giant, the very old, the extraordinary, or the simply beautiful, or those trees imbued with significance, written about by the great explorers of the past, or associated with magic, or folklore, or ritual." "In an opening section he describes his journey and the extraordinary moments of drama and even danger escaping from enraged wildlife, and the moments of triumph as he stands in awe before a tree, connected by some primitive, atavistic bond."--BOOK JACKET
Neighbours : four lectures by Conor Cruise O'Brien( Book )

3 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The big house in Ireland by Valerie Pakenham( Book )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Warwick history videos. 1899-1902( Visual )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The development of the Boer republics and their humiliating defeat of British regulars by the use of commando warfare. Kitchener's starvation of thousands of Boer women and children in concentration camps
The Boere-oorlog by Thomas Pakenham( Book )

11 editions published between 1979 and 1999 in 3 languages and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The scramble for Africa, 1876-1912Remarkable trees of the worldThe year of liberty; the story of the great Irish rebellion of 1798Meetings with remarkable treesThe world of treesThe Boer WarThe remarkable baobabThe mountains of Rasselas; an Ethiopian adventure
Alternative Names
Longford, Thomas Pakenham 1933- Earl of

Longford, Thomas Pakenham, Earl of, 1933-

Pakenham, Thomas 1933- Hon

Pakenham, Thomas Frank Dermot 1933-

Pakenham, Thomas, Hon., 1933-

Thomas Pakenham, 8. Earl of Longford britischer Historiker und Schriftsteller

Thomas Pakenham britský historik a spisovatel

Thomas Pakenham Longford Brits historicus

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