43,600-year-old Tasmanian shrub
Ever wanted to know what was on planet Earth before us?, well author and artist Rachel Sussman has compiled an incredible book The Oldest Living Things in the World (Hardcover) delving into just that. For over 10 years she has documented this subject in writing, and in conjunction with her beautiful photography she’s captured and documented such things as a 43,600-year-old self-propagating Tasmanian shrub that’s the last individual of its kind, the “Australian Stromatolite”, along with 5,500-year-old moss in Antarctica, along with many more specimens Sussman ranges the entire globe. Going back to ‘Year Zero’ this is sure to be a great addition to your coffee table book collection.
“…These ancient survivors have weathered millennia in some of the world’s most extreme environments, yet climate change and human encroachment have put many of them in danger. Two of her subjects have already met with untimely deaths by human hands.”