Title: Hidden Life of Trees, The
Authors: Wohlleben, Peter
Genre: Non Fiction
Pages: 271
Year: 2015
Publisher: Black Inc
Language: English
Description: Trees that warn their neighbours of impending insect attack using scents and sound vibrations? Trees' parents caring for their offspring? Who would have thought? Presenting the science behind the latest discoveries about trees, forester Peter Wohlleben employs humour and anthropomorphic comparisons to great effect to convey just how trees feel and communicate. Whether it is woodland etiquette, the particular challenges trees in urban streets face, or the impact of climate change, the wide-ranging information is cogently presented.

This is a well-researched and intriguing commentary of trees in all their complexity.

Comments from BDS Reviewers:

"The book is a captivating read, and while we don't have forests of oak and beech, it is well worth reading."

"It's a very readable book but I think you'd have to have a love of nature to get maximum enjoyment."

"I'm so thankful I chopped down an old tree at home before I read this book. I wouldn't have been able to do it if I had read the book first!"

"I think this book would appeal most to those with a concern for the environment generally."

"I'm a biologist and I found this book easy to read and very informative."

"The book is not an obvious bestseller, but it has great appeal."

"It's not possible to read this book without looking at trees – and our gardens – in a completely different light."

Categories: Non fiction, Contemporary, Environmental, Science & Technology, 2019 Titles


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