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

The Hidden Life of Trees

What They Feel, How They CommunicateA Discoveries from a Secret World

By: Peter Wohlleben, Tim Flannery (Foreword by)

Hardcover Published: 29th September 2016
ISBN: 9781771642484
Number Of Pages: 288

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In The Hidden Life of Trees, Peter Wohlleben shares his deep love of woods and forests and explains the amazing processes of life, death, and regeneration he has observed in the woodland and the amazing scientific processes behind the wonders of which we are blissfully unaware. Much like human families, tree parents live together with their children, communicate with them, and support them as they grow, sharing nutrients with those who are sick or struggling and creating an ecosystem that mitigates the impact of extremes of heat and cold for the whole group. As a result of such interactions, trees in a family or community are protected and can live to be very old. In contrast, solitary trees, like street kids, have a tough time of it and in most cases die much earlier than those in a group.

Drawing on groundbreaking new discoveries, Wohlleben presents the science behind the secret and previously unknown life of trees and their communication abilities; he describes how these discoveries have informed his own practices in the forest around him. As he says, a happy forest is a healthy forest, and he believes that eco-friendly practices not only are economically sustainable but also benefit the health of our planet and the mental and physical health of all who live on Earth.

Industry Reviews

"The matter-of-fact Mr. Wohlleben has delighted readers and talk-show audiences alike with the news -- long known to biologists -- that trees in the forest are social beings." --Sally McGrane, The New York Times "This fascinating book will intrigue readers who love a walk through the woods"--Publishers Weekly "If you read this book, I believe that forests will become magical places for you, too." --Tim Flannery "In this spirited exploration, [Wohlleben] guarantees that readers will never look at these life forms in quite the same way again." --Library Journal "A paradigm-smashing chronicle of joyous entanglement that will make you joyously acknowledge your own entanglement in the ancient and ever-new web of being." --Charles Foster, author of Being a Beast: Adventures Across the Species Divide "Soon after we begin to recognize trees for what they are -- gigantic beings thriving against incredible odds for hundreds of years -- we naturally come to ask, 'How do they do it?' This charming book tells how -- not as a lecture, more like a warm conversation with a favorite friend." --Hope Jahren, author of Lab Girl "A powerful reminder to slow down and tune into the language of nature." --Rachel Sussman, author of The Oldest Living Things in the World "Charming, provocative, fascinating. In the tradition of Jean-Henri Fabre and other great naturalist story-tellers, Wohlleben relates imaginative, enthralling tales of ecology." --David George Haskell, author of The Forest Unseen, Pulitzer finalist "Wohlleben's book is at once romantic and scientific, beautifully articulating his personal relationship with the trees he has dedicated his life to. His view of the forest calls on us all to reevaluate our relationships with the plant world." --Daniel Chamovitz, PhD, author of What a Plant Knows "With colorful and engaging descriptions of little-known phenomena in our natural world, Wohlleben helps readers appreciate the exciting processes at work in the forests around them." --Dr. Richard Karban, University of California, Davis, author of Plant Sensing and Communication "You will never look at a tree the same way after reading Peter Wohlleben's The Hidden Life of Trees, which reveals the mind-boggling properties and behavior of these terrestrial giants. Read this electrifying book, then go out and hug a tree -- with admiration and gratitude." --David Suzuki

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Have just started the book and so far, incredibly interesting and well written. Loving it!

Melbourne, Australia

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A book to read and reread

5

In simple language this book explains how all things in the forest, (and gardens and bush) from the largest to the smallest, connect. It explains the importance of each one and how natural forests can be as financially productive as forced single growth forests. It also offers solutions for forests in trouble and how to prevent early death of street trees, and much more.

Sydney, Australia

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ISBN: 9781771642484
ISBN-10: 1771642483
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 29th September 2016
Country of Publication: CA
Dimensions (cm): 20.32 x 13.97  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.41