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Draws on up-to-date research and engaging forester stories to reveal how trees nurture each other and communicate, outlining the life cycles of "tree families" that support mutual... Read more
Draws on up-to-date research and engaging forester stories to reveal how trees nurture each other and communicate, outlining the life cycles of "tree families" that support mutual growth, share nutrients, and contribute to a resilient ecosystem.
The Hidden Life of Trees Hardback edition by Peter Wohlleben
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 trees. 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.
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`A paradigm-smashing chronicle of joyous entanglement' Charles Foster
Waterstones Non-Fiction Book of the Month (September)
Are trees social beings? How do trees live? Do they feel pain or have awareness of their surroundings?
A newly illustrated edition of the internationally best-selling guide to the diversity of forests features lush, large-format photos that provide unique glimpses of bark and seeds, vast green panoramas and what is thought to be the oldest tree on earth.
From the leafy forest floor to the inside of a bee hive, The Inner Life of Animals opens up the animal kingdom like never before. We hear the stories of a grateful humpback whale, of a hedgehog who has nightmares, and of a magpie who commits adultery;
Amazing things go on in the woods: there are trees communicating with one another, trees lovingly caring for and looking after their offspring and their old and afflicted neighbours, trees with sensibilities, emotions, memory. Learn some fascinating stories about trees and enter a completely new world?
The story of a single tree, from the moment the seed is released from its cone until, more than five hundred years later, it lies on the forest floor as a nurse log, giving life to ferns, mosses, and hemlocks, even as its own life is ending....
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