The Secret Life of Trees, by Peter Wohlleben

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One of the most beloved books of our time: an illuminating account of the forest, and the science that shows us how trees communicate, feel, and live in social networks. After reading this book, a walk in the woods will never be the same again.

 

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 that he has observed in his woodland.

 

 

Publisher ‏ : ‎ Greystone Books; First English Language Edition, 8th Printing (September 13, 2016)

Language ‏ : ‎ English

Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 288 pages

ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1771642483

ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1771642484

Lexile measure ‏ : ‎ 1110L

Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 14.5 ounces

Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 5.5 x 1 x 8 inches