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
Translated by Jane Billinghurst


Nature is full of surprises: deciduous trees affect the rotation of the Earth, cranes sabotage the production of Iberian ham, and coniferous forests can make it rain. But what are the processes that drive these incredible phenomena? And why do they matter?

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.

Published in partnership with the David Suzuki Institute.

"Peter Wohlleben’s curiosity about the natural world, his sense of wonder at its complexity and beauty, and his clear and compelling writing have combined in this book, The Secret Wisdom of Nature. As you read these pages you will understand why I so admire him and am so in love with his work."
—Jane Goodall

"By the end of the book, it’s clear that it’s we humans who are extraordinary, in ways awful and awesome."
New York Times

Title The Secret Wisdom of Nature
Subtitle Trees, Animals, and the Extraordinary Balance of All Living Things––Stories from Science and Observation
Author Peter Wohlleben
Translated by Jane Billinghurst
Publisher Greystone Books
Title First Published 05 March 2019
Format Hardcover
Nb of pages
ISBN-10 1771643889
ISBN-13 9781771643887
Publication Date 05 March 2019
Weight 32 oz.
 


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