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

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

By  Peter Wohlleben , Foreword by  Tim Flannery , Translator  Jane Billinghurst
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AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

The perfect gift to inspire and delight your loved ones, this internationally beloved book is "heavily dusted with the glitter of wonderment" (The New Yorker) and reveals the fascinating, surprisingly moving, hidden lives of trees.

"At once romantic and scientific, Wohlleben's] 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

Are trees social beings? In The Hidden Life of Trees forester and author Peter Wohlleben convincingly makes the case that, yes, the forest is a social network. He draws on groundbreaking scientific discoveries to describe how trees are like human families: 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 also shares his deep love of woods and forests, explaining the amazing processes of life, death, and regeneration he has observed in his woodland.

After learning about the complex life of trees, a walk in the woods will never be the same again.

Includes a Note From a Forest Scientist, by Dr.Suzanne Simard

Published in Partnership with the David Suzuki Institute

Peter Wohlleben spent over twenty years working for the forestry commission in Germany 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 the natural world including The Hidden Life of Trees, The Inner Lives of Animals, and The Secret Wisdom of Nature, which together make up his bestselling The Mysteries of Nature Series. He has also written numerous books for children including Can You Hear the Trees Talking? and Peter and the Tree Children. Tim Flannery is a scientist, explorer and conservationist. He is a leading writer on climate change and his books include Atmosphere of Hope and The Weather Makers. Jane Billinghurst's career has been in book publishing in the UK, the US, and Canada, as an editor, publisher, writer, and translator. She is the translator of the New York Times-bestseller The Hidden Life of Trees by German forester Peter Wohlleben.

ISBN: 9781771642484

ISBN-10: 9781771642484

Publisher: Greystone Books

Publication Date: 09/13/2016 - 12:00am

On Sale: 09/13/2016 - 12:00am

Pages: 288

Language: English

Categories

Life Sciences - Botany

Plants - Trees

Essays