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 and incredible book The Oldest Living Things in the World (Hardcover) delving into just that. Over 10 years she has documented this with the aid of beautiful photography she’s captured such things as a 43,600-year-old self-propagating Tasmanian shrub that’s the last individual of its kind, Australian Stromatolites and 5,500-year-old moss in Antarctica, plus lots more from around the world. 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.”