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Hidden Life of Trees : What They Feel, How They Communicate - Discoveries from a Secret World The - Peter Wohlleben

Hidden Life of Trees

What They Feel, How They Communicate - Discoveries from a Secret World The

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A forester's fascinating stories backed by the latest scientific research illustrate how trees nurture and talk to each other.

In this international bestseller – which has sold more than 320,000 copies in Germany alone – forester and author Peter Wohlleben draws on groundbreaking scientific discoveries to reveal the ways in which trees are like human families and communities: tree parents live together with their children, communicate with them, support them as they grow, share nutrients with those who are sick or struggling, and even warn each other of impending dangers.

Wohlleben describes how these discoveries have informed his own practices in his forestry work: a happy forest is a healthy forest, and we need to recognise and nurture these relationships to support sustainable development.

With their newfound understanding of the delightfully complex life of trees, readers will never be able to look at a walk in the woods the same way again.

With a foreword by Tim Flannery

About the Author

Peter Wohlleben spent over twenty years working for the forestry commission in before leaving to put his ideas of ecology into practice. He now runs an environmentally friendly woodland in Germany, where he is working for the return of primeval forests. He is the author of numerous books about trees.

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Interesting and informative read - with valuable insights

I am enjoying that I can pick up and put down this book according to my time available, and learn so much at the same time. If you are interested in and passionate about...Read complete review

I am enjoying that I can pick up and put down this book according to my time available, and learn so much at the same time. If you are interested in and passionate about trees, this is a definite to have in your library. I would however, read with a grain of salt, as the author (to the books detriment) humanizes factors that are not human, and I think is an arrogant thing to do - especially when nature proves it's intelligence over human intelligence - i.e. given human emotions as a reason for what I would think is the natural intelligence that drives the survival of species.

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Very northern hemisphere oriented

i bought this book after listening to an interesting interview with the author. What wasn`t explained was that the book was all about trees in the northern hemisphere. There one brief mention of ...Read complete review

i bought this book after listening to an interesting interview with the author. What wasn`t explained was that the book was all about trees in the northern hemisphere. There one brief mention of Australia on p 233, where using the term `old growth forest` is debated. I found it slightly anthropomorphic, but i DID hug my marri tree after reading it.

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Brilliant!

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    Hidden Life of Trees should be mandatory reading for politicians, public servants, and school children! It effortlessly engages us with our ability and responsibility to care for the environment.

     
    5.0

    Love this book so wonderful, yes trees do communicate.

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      Love this book and if we take the time to hug a tree we would realize the benefits of energy from trees. I feel younger people would benefit from this message as they are the ones who will grow up considering our trees and their importance in our lives.

       
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          Disappointing. Not what I had expected and stretches understanding.

           
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          i bought this book after listening to an interesting interview with the author. What wasn`t explained was that the book was all about trees in the northern hemisphere. There one brief mention of Australia on p 233, where using the term `old growth forest` is debated. I found it slightly anthropomorphic, but i DID hug my marri tree after reading it.

           
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          What we didn't know about trees.

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            Fascinating. Anyone who has anything to do with trees at all, should read this.

             
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            Reference books are helpful

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              I have grown trees for the last 50 years and give them to my friends.Trees are our life blood. They keep the air clean.Donald.

               
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              Intriguing

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                This is a unique book - beautifully written and a very intriguing subject matter.

                 
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                  Excellent new way of understanding plants

                   
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                      This is a very informative book about the life of trees and mainly how they can communicate with each other and heal each other, lots of interesting facts, scientific findings and some real life accounts. This book really opens your mind and gives you a better understanding about trees and their microscopic helpers.

                       
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                        ISBN: 9781863958738
                        ISBN-10: 1863958738
                        Audience: General
                        Format: Paperback
                        Language: English
                        Number Of Pages: 240
                        Published: 13th September 2016
                        Publisher: Black Inc.
                        Country of Publication: AU
                        Dimensions (cm): 23.2 x 15.3  x 3.4
                        Weight (kg): 0.38