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

Framsida
Penguin Books Limited, 13 sep. 2016 - 320 sidor
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 mechanisms behind these 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.

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If a tree falls in the forest, Peter Wohlleben seems to suggest, listen for a woodland wake. This woodsman spares no effort to give that tree human qualities. It did't just make its presence felt, it ... Läs hela recensionen

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Never will I see trees the same. They are social creatures, communicating through their roots, feeding their sick neighbors, protecting their saplings, and agreeing not to infringe on one another's ... Läs hela recensionen

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Om författaren (2016)

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 environment-friendly woodland in Germany, where he is working for the return of primeval forests. He is the author of numerous books on 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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