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From the author of Sunday Times best seller The Hidden Life of Trees.
A powerful return to the forest, where trees have heartbeats and roots are like brains that extend underground. Where the colour green calms us, and the forest sharpens our senses.
In The Heartbeat of Trees, renowned forester Peter Wohlleben draws on new scientific discoveries to show how humans are deeply connected to the natural world. In an era of climate change, many of us fear we’ve lost our connection to nature, but Wohlleben is convinced that age-old ties linking humans to the forest remain alive and intact. We just have to know where to look.
Drawing on science and cutting-edge research, The Heartbeat of Trees reveals the profound interactions humans can have with nature, exploring:
- the language of the forest
- the consciousness of plants
- and the eroding boundary between flora and fauna.
A perfect book to listen to in the woods, The Heartbeat of Trees shares how to see, feel, smell, hear and even taste the forest.
Peter Wohlleben, renowned for his ability to write about trees in an engaging and moving way, reveals a wondrous cosmos where humans are a part of nature, and where conservation and environmental activism is not just about saving trees, it’s about saving ourselves, too.
"A simultaneously stimulating and soothing blend of nature writing and science.... Strongly encourages tree hugging for our own, human sake." (Guardian Summer Reads 2021)
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If you love trees, this is the book for you!
This is a truly excellent translation of Peter Wolleben's book. Informative and written with true passion, while remaining true to the author's scientific roots. And this also shines through in the translation, which is a real bonus. Having done a lot of translation work myself, I know from experience how difficult it is to bring across not just the literal meaning of the words, but also the intention of the author. The translator here is clearly passionate about this subject herself and that comes through beautifully. All in all a book I highly recommend for anyone who is passionate about trees, their role in the wellbeing of our planet and who wants to know more about them.
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A beautiful work
Lyrical and lovingly written, I highly recommend this book. I love trees and thought I knew them, this book has broadened my scope and strengthened my understanding. The narrator does justice to the book as well.