The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate—Discoveries from A Secret World
A New York Times bestseller
With more than 2 million copies sold worldwide, this beautifully-written book journeys deep into the forest to uncover the fascinating—and surprisingly moving—hidden life 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.
Published in Partnership with the David Suzuki Institute
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The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate--Discoveries from a Secret WorldUser Review - Publishers Weekly
This fascinating book will intrigue readers who love a walk through the woods. Wohlleben, who worked for the German forestry commission for 20 years and now manages a beech forest in Germany, has ... Read full review
Absolutely brilliant. We could use a lot more pragmatic eclectic thinkers like Peter.
A Sense of Time
A Question of Character
The Sick Tree
Let There Be Light
United We Stand Divided We Fall
The Mysteries of Moving Water
Trees Aging Gracefully
Mighty Oak or Mighty Wimp?
Tree or Not Tree?
In the Realm of Darkness
Carbon Dioxide Vacuums
Woody Climate Control
The Forest as Water Pump
Yours or Mine?
Community Housing Projects
Mother Ships of Biodiversity
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