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

The Hidden Life of Trees : What They Feel, How They CommunicateA Discoveries from a Secret World
Author: Tim Flannery Peter Wohlleben
Rating: 4.05
Bestsellers Rate: 13789
Publisher: Greystone Books,Canada
Book Format: Hardback
Binding: None
Pages: 288
Hours of reading: 4.8 hours
Publication Date: 2021
Languages: | English |
Price: 19,58 €

About the book

"A paradigm-smashing chronicle of joyous entanglement that will make you acknowledge your own entanglement in the ancient and ever-new web of being."--Charles Foster, author of Being a Beast Are trees social beings? In this international bestseller, 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

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

Quotes

"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

Tim Flannery Biography

Timothy Fridtjof Flannery (born 28 January 1956) is an Australian mammalogist, palaeontologist, environmentalist, conservationist, explorer, author, science communicator, activist and public scientist. He was awarded Australian of the Year in 2007 for his work and advocacy on environmental issues. Flannery grew up in Sandringham, and studied English at La Trobe University in 1977. He then switched disciplines to pursue paleontology. As a researcher, Flannery had roles at several universities and museums in Australia, specialising in fossil marsupials and mammal evolution. He made notable contributions to the palaeontology of Australia and New Guinea during the 1980s, including reviewing the evolution and fossil records of Phalangeridae and Macropodidae. While mammal curator at the Australian Museum, he undertook a survey of the mammals of Melanesia, where he identified 17 previously undescribed species including several tree kangaroos.In 1994, Flannery published his first popular science book, The Future Eaters, on the natural history of Australasia. It became a bestseller and was adapted for television. He has since written more than 27 books on natural history and environmental topics, including Throwim Way Leg and Chasing Kangaroos, and has appeared on television and in the media. After becoming increasingly concerned about climate change, Flannery later became prominent for his role in communication, research and advocacy around the issue, particularly in his native Australia. He spent five years writing The Weather Makers (2005) on the topic. In 2011, he was appointed the Chief Commissioner of the Climate Commission, a federal government body providing information on climate change to the Australian public, until its abolition by the Abbott government in 2013. Flannery and other sacked commissioners later formed the independent Climate Council, which continues to communicate independent climate science to the Australian public. An environmentalist and conservationist, Flannery is a supporter of climate change mitigation, renewable energy transition, phasing out coal power and rewilding.

Life

Early life

Flannery was raised in a Catholic family along with his two sisters in the Melbourne suburb of Sandringham, close to Port Phillip Bay. He described himself as a "solitary" child, spending time looking for fossils and learning to fish and scuba dive. He said he first became aware of marine pollution and its effects on living organisms during this period. He attended Catholic school, and later said that he did not enjoy it and became an atheist. He was expelled in year 12 for suggesting a prominent abortion activist be invited to speak to counter the anti-abortionist views at the school, but was later allowed to return after an intervention from his father.

Academic career

After failing to achieve the required school marks to study science, Flannery completed a Bachelor of Arts degree in English at La Trobe U ... Read full biography

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Publisher: Greystone Books,Canada
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Pages: 288
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Publication date: Sept. 19, 2016
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