The Petrified Forest of Lesvos
The coffee-table book “Petrified Forest of Lesvos” is a luxurious four-color edition of 160 pages. Its detailed pages present the story of the Lesvos Petrified Forest, its creation, the process of fossilization, the plant species that have been until now identified, the elements that confirm the uniqueness of the monument, the importance of the excavations conducted during the recent few years in Lesvos, the possibilities for the visitor of the monument and the efforts for promotion of the Petrified Forest, from the mid-19th century, when the first plant species was identified, until the establishment and operation of the Natural History Museum, in 1995. The book presents the most important fossils from the open-air visiting parks of the Petrified Forest and exhibits of the Natural History Museum.
The texts in the book are written by E. Velitzelos, Professor of Palaeobotany in the University of Athens, and N. Zouros, Assoc. Professor of Geography in the University of the Aegean and Director of the Natural History Museum of the Lesvos Petrified Forest. The impressive photographic material in the book is developed by D. Talianis and V. Tsonis. It is available in three languages: English, German and Greek.
Published in 2006. Greek, English and German Publication – 160 pages