The Oldest Living Things in the World
by Rachel Sussman
University of Chicago Press, 2014

A colony of 80,000-year-old aspen trees in Utah, 400,000-year-old bacteria living in the Siberian permafrost and a shrub that has been self-propagating in Tasmania for 43,000 years are among the millennia-old organisms that photographer and writer Sussman traveled to seven continents to see. Her oversize book includes photographs, travel stories and interviews with scientists who study these impressive organisms.