The Hidden Life of Trees

The Hidden Life of Trees

Language & Reference, Nature Writing, Non-Fiction
Paperback Published on: 24/08/2017
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Waterstones Non-Fiction Book of the Month for September 2017 This book is a lens to help you take a closer look at what you may have taken for granted. Slow down, breathe deep and look around. What can you hear? What can you see? What do you feel? Are trees social beings? How do trees live? Do they feel pain or have awareness of their surroundings? In The Hidden Life of Trees, Peter Wohlleben makes the case that 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. A walk in the woods will never be the same again. 'We read in fairy tales of trees with human faces, trees that can talk, and sometimes walk. This enchanted forest is the kind of place, I feel sure, that Peter Wohlleben inhabits. His deep understanding of the lives of trees, reached through decades of personal observation and study, reveals a world so astonishing that if you read his book, I believe that forests will become magical places for you too.' - Tim Flannery writing in the foreword to The Hidden Life of Trees

  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • ISBN: 9780008218430
  • Number of pages: 288
  • Weight: 270g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 21 mm

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The Hidden Life of Trees
Beautifully magical
This is the first time I have read a book about nature since I was a child and this book is brilliant. I'm usually not a fan of non-fiction, but the short ... READ MORE
The Hidden Life of Trees
Fungi in plants & trees
A very interesting book, well worth reading , amazing how the thought of fungi have taken over the thinking in both this book and agriculture generally.
The Hidden Life of Trees
My favourite read this year
Having read his other books in this series I was longing to read this one and it didn't disappoint me. I have now read it twice and I know that over the ... READ MORE
The Hidden Life of Trees
A Totally Fascinating Book
The author has been a Forester for 40 years. He introduced me to the concept of the WWW (Wood Wide Web) and suggests that trees “Communicate” with each oth... READ MORE
Nick Ireland
The Hidden Life of Trees
Great read
I really enjoyed reading this book. So informative and easy to follow with short chapters i can read before bed. Has opened my eyes to the fascinating worl... READ MORE
Ashton Scowen
The Hidden Life of Trees
Hidden life of trees
Amazing! So all those folk tales are true? Trees can talk? As the book’s review says a walk in the woods will never be the same again. Highly recommend.
Diana Soffa
The Hidden Life of Trees
Very Interesting
A very informative book packed with fascinating information.
sophie alison