The Hidden Life of Trees

What They Feel, How They Communicate Discoveries from a Secret World
Author: Peter Wohlleben
Publisher: Greystone Books
ISBN: 1771642491
Category: Nature
Page: 288
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In The Hidden Life of Trees, Peter Wohlleben shares his deep love of woods and forests and explains the amazing processes of life, death, and regeneration he has observed in the woodland and the amazing scientific processes behind the wonders of which we are blissfully unaware. Much like human families, tree parents live together with their children, communicate with them, and support them as they grow, sharing nutrients with those who are sick or struggling and creating an ecosystem that mitigates the impact of extremes of heat and cold for the whole group. As a result of such interactions, trees in a family or community are protected and can live to be very old. In contrast, solitary trees, like street kids, have a tough time of it and in most cases die much earlier than those in a group. Drawing on groundbreaking new discoveries, Wohlleben presents the science behind the secret and previously unknown life of trees and their communication abilities; he describes how these discoveries have informed his own practices in the forest around him. As he says, a happy forest is a healthy forest, and he believes that eco-friendly practices not only are economically sustainable but also benefit the health of our planet and the mental and physical health of all who live on Earth.

The Weather Detective

Rediscovering Nature's Secret Signs
Author: Peter Wohlleben
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1524743755
Category: Nature
Page: 208
View: 1882
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The internationally bestselling author of The Hidden Life of Trees shows how we can decipher nature's secret signs by studying the weather. The internationally bestselling author of The Hidden Life of Trees shows how we can decipher nature's secret signs by studying the weather. In this first-ever English translation of The Weather Detective, Peter Wohlleben uses his long experience and deep love of nature to help decipher the weather and our local environments in a completely new and compelling way. Analyzing the explanations for everyday questions and mysteries surrounding weather and natural phenomena, he delves into a new and intriguing world of scientific investigation. At what temperature do bees stay home? Why do southerly winds in winter often bring storms? How can birdsong or flower scents help you tell the time? These are among the many questions Wohlleben poses in his newly translated book. Full of the very latest discoveries, combined with ancient now-forgotten lore, The Weather Detective helps you read nature's secret signs and discover a rich new layer of meaning in the world around you.

The Secret Network of Nature

The Delicate Balance of All Living Things
Author: Peter Wohlleben
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781771643887
Category: Nature
Page: 272
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Following the hugely successful The Hidden Life of Trees and The Inner Life of Animals, New York Times bestselling author Peter Wohlleben completes The Mysteries of Nature Trilogy with The Secret Network of Nature, a captivating look at the amazing natural connections that hold our world together. Nature is full of surprises: deciduous trees affect the rotation of the Earth, cranes sabotage the production of Iberian ham, and coniferous forests can make it rain. But what are the processes that drive these incredible phenomena? And why do they matter? In The Secret Network of Nature, master storyteller and international sensation Peter Wohlleben takes readers on a thought-provoking exploration of the vast natural systems that make life on Earth possible. In this tour of an almost unfathomable world, Wohlleben describes the fascinating interplay between animals and plants and answers such questions as: How do they influence each other? Do lifeforms communicate across species boundaries? And what happens when this finely tuned system gets out of sync? By introducing us to the latest scientific discoveries and recounting his own insights from decades of observing nature, one of the world's most famous foresters shows us how to recapture our sense of awe so we can see the world around us with completely new eyes.

The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate


Author: Peter Wohlleben
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0008218447
Category: Nature
Page: 288
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Sunday Times Bestseller ‘A paradigm-smashing chronicle of joyous entanglement’ Charles Foster Are trees social beings? How do trees live? Do they feel pain or have awareness of their surroundings?

The Secret Life of Trees

How They Live and Why They Matter
Author: Colin Tudge
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141012935
Category: Nature
Page: 451
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�Everyone interested in the natural world will enjoy The Secret Life of Trees. I found myself reading out whole chunks to friends� The Times, Books of the Year What is a tree? As this celebration of the trees shows, they are our countryside; our ancestors descended from them; they gave us air to breathe. Yet while the stories of trees are as plentiful as leaves in a forest, they are rarely told. Here, Colin Tudge travels from his own back garden round the world to explore the beauty, variety and ingenuity of trees everywhere: from how they live so long to how they talk to each other and why they came to exist in the first place. Lyrical and evocative, this book will make everyone fall in love with the trees around them.

Atmosphere of Hope

Searching for Solutions to the Climate Crisis
Author: Tim Flannery
Publisher: Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
ISBN: 0802190928
Category: Nature
Page: 256
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A decade ago, Tim Flannery’s #1 international bestseller, The Weather Makers, was one of the first books to break the topic of climate change out into the general conversation. Today, Earth’s climate system is fast approaching a crisis. Political leadership has not kept up, and public engagement with the issue of climate change has declined. Opinion is divided between technological optimists and pessimists who feel that catastrophe is inevitable. The publication of this new book is timed for the lead-up to the Climate Change Conference in Paris in December 2015, which aims to achieve a legally binding and universal agreement on climate from all the nations in the world. This book anticipates and will influence the debates. Time is running out, but catastrophe is not inevitable. Around the world people are now living with the consequences of an altered climate—with intensified and more frequent storms, wildfires, droughts and floods. For some it’s already a question of survival. Drawing on the latest science, Flannery gives a snapshot of the trouble we are in and more crucially, proposes a new way forward, including rapidly progressing clean technologies and a “third way” of soft geo-engineering. Tim Flannery, with his inimitable style, makes this urgent issue compelling and accessible. This is a must-read for anyone interested in our global future.

The Inner Life of Animals

Surprising Observations of a Hidden World
Author: Peter Wohlleben
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1473547970
Category: Science
Page: 288
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Can horses feel shame? Do deer grieve? Why do roosters deceive hens? We tend to assume that we are the only living things able to experience feelings but have you ever wondered what’s going on in an animal’s head? 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; we meet bees that plan for the future, pigs who learn their own names and crows that go tobogganing for fun. And at last we find out why wasps exist.

The Overstory: A Novel


Author: Richard Powers
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393635538
Category: Fiction
Page: 512
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New York Times Bestseller Longlisted for the 2018 Man Booker Prize A monumental novel about trees and people by one of our most "prodigiously talented" (The New York Times Book Review) novelists. An Air Force loadmaster in the Vietnam War is shot out of the sky, then saved by falling into a banyan. An artist inherits a hundred years of photographic portraits, all of the same doomed American chestnut. A hard-partying undergraduate in the late 1980s electrocutes herself, dies, and is sent back into life by creatures of air and light. A hearing- and speech-impaired scientist discovers that trees are communicating with one another. These four, and five other strangers—each summoned in different ways by trees—are brought together in a last and violent stand to save the continent’s few remaining acres of virgin forest. In his twelfth novel, National Book Award winner Richard Powers delivers a sweeping, impassioned novel of activism and resistance that is also a stunning evocation of—and paean to—the natural world. From the roots to the crown and back to the seeds, The Overstory unfolds in concentric rings of interlocking fables that range from antebellum New York to the late twentieth-century Timber Wars of the Pacific Northwest and beyond, exploring the essential conflict on this planet: the one taking place between humans and nonhumans. There is a world alongside ours—vast, slow, interconnected, resourceful, magnificently inventive, and almost invisible to us. This is the story of a handful of people who learn how to see that world and who are drawn up into its unfolding catastrophe. The Overstory is a book for all readers who despair of humanity’s self-imposed separation from the rest of creation and who hope for the transformative, regenerating possibility of a homecoming. If the trees of this earth could speak, what would they tell us? "Listen. There’s something you need to hear."

The Secret Life of Plants

A Fascinating Account of the Physical, Emotional, and Spiritual Relations Between Plants and Man
Author: Peter Tompkins,Christopher Bird
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 006287442X
Category: Nature
Page: 416
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The world of plants and its relation to mankind as revealed by the latest scientific discoveries. "Plenty of hard facts and astounding scientific and practical lore."--Newsweek

The Songs of Trees

Stories from Nature's Great Connectors
Author: David George Haskell
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 052542752X
Category: Nature
Page: 304
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The Secret Life of the Forest


Author: Richard M. Ketchum
Publisher: New Word City
ISBN: 1640190333
Category: Nature
Page: 165
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In any given year, millions of people visit one or more of the 154 national forests in the United States, not to mention the hundreds of thousands who spend some time in the private forests of the nation. All of them - hikers, hunters, fishermen, campers, and canoeists - are drawn to the woods for some special reason. Yet few of them see the forest as a whole, as the web of life it truly is. Here, from New York Times bestselling author Richard M. Ketchum, is the extraordinary story of forests and the trees that comprise them.

The Tree

A Natural History of what Trees Are, how They Live, and why They Matter
Author: Colin Tudge
Publisher: Broadway Books
ISBN: 0307395391
Category: Nature
Page: 459
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Looks at the world of trees, journeying around the world to explore the facts, characteristics, natural history, life cycles, evolution, and environmental impact of trees and forests.

The Wisdom of Trees

A Miscellany
Author: Max Adams
Publisher: Head of Zeus
ISBN: 1781855455
Category: Nature
Page: 256
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A passionate and informative celebration of trees and of man's ingenuity in exploiting their resources: the perfect gift for anyone who cares about the natural world. Trees are marvels of nature, still-standing giants of extraordinary longevity. In a beautifully written sequence of essays, anecdotes and profiles of Britain's best-loved species (from yew to scots pine), Max Adams explores both the amazing biology of trees and humanity's relationship with wood and forest across the centuries. Embellished with images from John Evelyn's classic SYLVA (1664), THE WISDOM OF TREES is a gift book that will delight anyone who cares about the natural world and our interaction with it.

Being a Beast

Adventures Across the Species Divide
Author: Charles Foster
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 1627796339
Category: Nature
Page: 256
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A passionate naturalist explores what it’s really like to be an animal—by living like them How can we ever be sure that we really know the other? To test the limits of our ability to inhabit lives that are not our own, Charles Foster set out to know the ultimate other: the non-humans, the beasts. And to do that, he tried to be like them, choosing a badger, an otter, a fox, a deer, and a swift. He lived alongside badgers for weeks, sleeping in a sett in a Welsh hillside and eating earthworms, learning to sense the landscape through his nose rather than his eyes. He caught fish in his teeth while swimming like an otter; rooted through London garbage cans as an urban fox; was hunted by bloodhounds as a red deer, nearly dying in the snow. And he followed the swifts on their migration route over the Strait of Gibraltar, discovering himself to be strangely connected to the birds. A lyrical, intimate, and completely radical look at the life of animals—human and other—Being a Beast mingles neuroscience and psychology, nature writing and memoir to cross the boundaries separating the species. It is an extraordinary journey full of thrills and surprises, humor and joy. And, ultimately, it is an inquiry into the human experience in our world, carried out by exploring the full range of the life around us.

Understanding Sustainability


Author: Richard Adrian Reese
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781530284870
Category:
Page: 258
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Mainstream society is a delirious glittering fantasyland of limitless growth, technological progress, and shopping our way up the social status pyramid. But behind the curtains is a ghastly nightmare world that is rarely acknowledged - climate change, mass extinction, ocean acidification, deforestation, and on and on. Our civilization is a peculiar phenomenon, a wacky whirlwind of mindless self-destruction. Its brilliant plan is to keep consumer society on life support for as long as possible, at any cost, and leave the bills for the kids. It's about enduring jobs you don't like, to buy stuff you don't need, to impress people you don't respect. It's about living as if we're the last generation. Some folks have not been swept away by the mass hysteria. They have an amazing ability to perceive the obvious. Every civilization collapses, and ours will too, one way or another, suddenly or gradually. Industrial civilization was designed to grow like crazy, flame out, and collapse. It has provided humankind with tremendous unforgettable lessons on how not to live. We would be wise to learn them. How did this happen? What needs to be done? It's hard for us to imagine what a healthy ecosystem looks like, never having seen one. Living in balance is not taught in schools. A sustainable way of life is one that can continue for millennia without causing permanent degradation to the ecosystem. Tragically, far too few grasp the fundamental concepts of genuine sustainability - a vital realm of knowledge. It's a vast subject, and it should be the central focus for our education system, our politics, and our conversations. Understanding Sustainability is a tool for those with a desire to learn. It provides brief reviews of seventy-four books that examine aspects of ecological reality. It's a companion to my two previous books.

A Butterfly Is Patient


Author: Dianna Hutts Aston
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 1452134596
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 40
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The creators of the award-winning An Egg Is Quiet and A Seed Is Sleepy have teamed up again to create this gorgeous and informative introduction to the world of butterflies. From iridescent blue swallowtails and brilliant orange monarchs to the worlds tiniest butterfly (Western Pygmy Blue) and the largest (Queen Alexandra's Birdwing), an incredible variety of butterflies are celebrated here in all of their beauty and wonder. Perfect for a child's bedroom bookshelf or for a classroom reading circle! Plus, this is the fixed format version, which looks almost identical to the print edition.

The Oldest Living Things in the World


Author: Rachel Sussman
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 022605764X
Category: Nature
Page: 170
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The Oldest Living Things in the World is an epic journey through time and space. Over the past decade, artist Rachel Sussman has researched, worked with biologists, and traveled the world to photograph continuously living organisms that are 2,000 years old and older. Spanning from Antarctica to Greenland, the Mojave Desert to the Australian Outback, the result is a stunning and unique visual collection of ancient organisms unlike anything that has been created in the arts or sciences before, insightfully and accessibly narrated by Sussman along the way. Her work is both timeless and timely, and spans disciplines, continents, and millennia. It is underscored by an innate environmentalism and driven by Sussman’s relentless curiosity. She begins at “year zero,” and looks back from there, photographing the past in the present. These ancient individuals live on every continent and range from Greenlandic lichens that grow only one centimeter a century, to unique desert shrubs in Africa and South America, a predatory fungus in Oregon, Caribbean brain coral, to an 80,000-year-old colony of aspen in Utah. Sussman journeyed to Antarctica to photograph 5,500-year-old moss; Australia for stromatolites, primeval organisms tied to the oxygenation of the planet and the beginnings of life on Earth; and to Tasmania to capture a 43,600-year-old self-propagating shrub that’s the last individual of its kind. Her portraits reveal the living history of our planet—and what we stand to lose in the future. These ancient survivors have weathered millennia in some of the world’s most extreme environments, yet climate change and human encroachment have put many of them in danger. Two of her subjects have already met with untimely deaths by human hands. Alongside the photographs, Sussman relays fascinating – and sometimes harrowing – tales of her global adventures tracking down her subjects and shares insights from the scientists who research them. The oldest living things in the world are a record and celebration of the past, a call to action in the present, and a barometer of our future.

The Hidden Life of Wolves


Author: Jim Dutcher,Jamie Dutcher,James Manfull
Publisher: National Geographic Books
ISBN: 1426210124
Category: Nature
Page: 215
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A photographic tribute to the authors' work as wolf caregivers and advocates documents their efforts with the Sawtooth Pack in Idaho and features a passionate argument for reintroducing and protecting wild wolves.

Out of the Woods

The armchair guide to trees
Author: Will Cohu
Publisher: Short Books
ISBN: 1780722362
Category: Nature
Page: 272
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Out of the Woods takes you on a revelatory ramble through country and city - from woodlands of majestic oak and ash to mean streets lined with cherries.Containing myriad tips for recognition and rich in tree-biography and gossip, this book will enable you to tell your birch from your beech as you pass at 70mph, and will inspire even the most unreformed couch potato to pull on the wellies and brave the local park in search of the national treasures scattered all around us.

Trees of Delhi

A Field Guide
Author: Pradip Krishen
Publisher: Penguin Books India
ISBN: 9780144000708
Category: Trees
Page: 360
View: 610
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