Book review: The Oldest Living Things in the World

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She travelled from Antarctica to Greenland, the Mojave Desert to the Australian Outback to find these 30 representative species that are over 2,000 years old. These photos are the living history of our planet

For example,

this 5,500-year-old moss bank lives right around the corner from where the Shackleton Expedition was marooned 100 years ago on Elephant Island, Antarctica. It was a victory simply being able to locate it. These days it's easier to get to Antarctica from space.