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The Secret Wisdom of Nature

The Secret Wisdom of Nature

Trees, Animals, and the Extraordinary Balance of All Living Things : Stories From Science and Observation

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"In The Secret Wisdom 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."-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Vancouver ; Berkeley : David Suzuki Institute, Greystone Books, 2019
Copyright Date: ©2019
ISBN: 9781771643887
1771643889
Branch Call Number: 508 W825S 2019
Characteristics: 260 pages ; 20 cm
Additional Contributors: Billinghurst, Jane 1958-- Translator

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IvyDigest
Oct 05, 2020

Another insightful peek into our interconnectedness with nature by veteran forester Wohlleben.

In 16 “Stories from Science and Observation” nature lovers of all ages get a peek into the hardworking creatures that strive to preserve their ecological balance.

Forests seem immobile and inactive, but so much is going on per square feet, especially underground. You’ll find shocking tidbits, like how lice gets in your coffee!

Nature has a reason for everything. If we don’t understand it, then we should just leave it undisturbed and give it time to thrive. After you read this, you won't view the woods the same way.
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whataread
Nov 08, 2019

I read the audio version and it is "like a peaceful babbling brook" and though it is not action packed like a big budget movie, it is action packed about life. And the action takes place slowly, over the ions of the planet. As an example of the action, I am astounded and in love, with the way trees communicate, via chemical reactions, smells, and currents, about impending droughts and dangers. This operates via the "World Wood Web," as the author quotes another. A-Mazing. And trees have a communication with the clouds and through this they ever so lightly, influence the rate of rotation of the earth. I love this book. It shows how change occurs even when we do not see it and that everything is connected. I loved the reader too.

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mclarjh
May 11, 2019

Very interesting connected essays; well written; Euro-centric.

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