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About Peter Wohlleben
Peter Wohlleben spent over twenty years working for the forestry commission in Germany before leaving to put his ideas of ecology into practice. He now runs an environmentally friendly woodland in Germany, where he is working towards the return of primeval forests, as well as caring for both wild and domestic animals.
Wohlleben has been celebrated for his distinctive approach to writing about nature; he brings to life groundbreaking scientific research through his observations of nature and the animals he lives amongst. He is also the author of international bestsellers including The Hidden Life of Trees and The Inner Life of Animals.
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AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
The perfect gift to inspire and delight your loved ones, this internationally beloved book is “heavily dusted with the glitter of wonderment” (The New Yorker) and reveals the fascinating, surprisingly moving, hidden lives of trees.
“At once romantic and scientific, [Wohlleben's] view of the forest calls on us all to reevaluate our relationships with the plant world.”―Daniel Chamovitz, PhD, author of What a Plant Knows
Are trees social beings? In The Hidden Life of Trees forester and author Peter Wohlleben convincingly makes the case that, yes, 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.
After learning about the complex life of trees, a walk in the woods will never be the same again.
Includes a Note From a Forest Scientist, by Dr.Suzanne Simard
Published in Partnership with the David Suzuki Institute
From the New York Times bestselling author of The Hidden Life of Trees comes the perfect gift for those who want to deepen their knowledge of the natural world, with stunning new science about trees, fungi, and the forest.
A powerful return to the forest, where trees have heartbeats and roots are like brains that extend underground. Where the color 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 Peter 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 take with you into 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.
Praise for The Heartbeat of Trees
“As human beings, we’re desperate to feel that we’re not alone in the universe. And yet we are surrounded by an ongoing conversation that we can sense if, as Peter Wohlleben so movingly prescribes, we listen to the heartbeat of all life.” —Richard Louv, author of Our Wild Calling and Last Child in the Woods
“Astonishment after astonishment—that is the great gift of The Heartbeat of Trees. It is both a celebration of the wonders of trees, and a howl of outrage at how recklessly we profane them.” —Kathleen Dean Moore, author of Earth’s Wild Music
“As Peter Wohlleben reminds us in The Heartbeat of Trees, trees are the vocabulary of nature as forests are the brainbank of a living planet. This was the codex of the ancient world, and it must be the fine focus of our future.” —Dr. Diana Beresford-Kroeger, author of To Speak for the Trees and The Global Forest
“Peter Wohlleben knows the battle that lies before us: forging a closer relationship with nature before we destroy it. In The Heartbeat of Trees he takes us deep into the global forest to show us how.”—Jim Robbins, author of The Man Who Planted Trees
The perfect gift for nature-lovers, from the New York Times bestselling author of The Hidden Life of Trees
“As you read these pages you will understand why I so admire [Peter Wohlleben] and am so in love with his work.”—JANE GOODALL
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.
From the New York Times-bestselling author of The Hidden Life of Trees comes the perfect gift for animal lovers.
“The Inner Life of Animals will rock your world. This book shows us that animals think, feel and know in much the same way as we do.”—Sy Montgomery, bestselling author of The Soul of an Octopus
Through vivid stories of devoted pigs, two-timing magpies, and scheming roosters, The Inner Life of Animals weaves the latest scientific research into how animals interact with the world with Peter Wohlleben's personal experiences in forests and fields. We learn that horses feel shame, deer grieve, and goats discipline their kids. Ravens call their friends by name, rats regret bad choices, and butterflies choose the very best places for their children to grow up.
In this captivating book, Peter Wohlleben follows the hugely successful The Hidden Life of Trees with insightful stories into the emotions, feelings, and intelligence of animals around us. Animals are different from us in ways that amaze us—and they are also much closer to us than we ever would have thought.
“Wry, avuncular, careful and kind. . . Each story adds to a widening vision of intelligence, emotion and relationship.”—The Guardian
Published in Partnership with the David Suzuki Institute
WINNER OF THE AAAS/SUBARU PRIZE FOR EXCELLENCE IN SCIENCE BOOKS
BASED ON THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER THE HIDDEN LIFE OF TREES
This interactive book for kids aged 8-10 introduces the wonderful science of the forest through outdoor activities, quizzes, fun facts, photographs, and more! A fun and immersive gift for nature lovers.
Discover the secret life of trees with this nature and science book for kids: Can You Hear the Trees Talking? shares the mysteries and magic of the forest with young readers, revealing what trees feel, how they communicate, and the ways trees take care of their families. The author of The Hidden Life of Trees, Peter Wohlleben, tells kids about the forest internet, aphids who keep ants as pets, nature’s water filters, and more fascinating things that happen under the canopy.
Featuring simple activities kids can try on their own, along with quizzes, photographs, and more, Can You Hear the Trees Talking? covers a range of amazing topics including: :
- How trees talk to each other (hint: through the wood wide web!)
- Why trees are important in the city
- How trees make us healthy and strong
- How trees get sick, and how we can help them get better
This engaging and visually stunning book encourages at-home learning and fun as kids discover the wonder of the natural world outside their windows.
"Lush full-color photos and pictures create an immersive experience and the layout facilitates engaged, delighted learning. ...this book may prompt frequent family visits to, and a new appreciation for, neighborhood trees and local forests.”—Washington Parent
The internationally bestselling author of The Hidden Life of Trees shows how we can decipher nature's secret signs by studying the weather.
In this first-ever English translation of The Weather Detective, Peter Wohlleben uses his long experience and deep love of nature to help decipher the weather and our local environments in a completely new and compelling way. Analyzing the explanations for everyday questions and mysteries surrounding weather and natural phenomena, he delves into a new and intriguing world of scientific investigation.
At what temperature do bees stay home? Why do southerly winds in winter often bring storms? How can birdsong or flower scents help you tell the time? These are among the many questions Wohlleben poses in his newly translated book. Full of the very latest discoveries, combined with ancient now-forgotten lore, The Weather Detective helps you read nature's secret signs and discover a rich new layer of meaning in the world around you.
"Peter Wohlleben tem encantado leitores e plateias com uma revelação há muito tempo conhecida pelos biólogos: as árvores da floresta são seres sociais."— The New York Times
"Quando descobrimos a verdadeira natureza das árvores – esses seres enormes que lutam pela sobrevivência ao longo de séculos e superam todo tipo de dificuldades –, nós nos perguntamos: 'Como elas conseguem?' Este fascinante livro nos oferece a resposta, não em tom de artigo científico, mas de uma conversa agradável com um grande amigo." — HOPE JAHREN, professora da Universidade de Oslo, Ph.D. em paleobiologia
E se tudo o que você sempre pensou saber a respeito das árvores estivesse errado? E se, apesar de tão diferentes de nós, descobríssemos que elas compartilham diversas características dos humanos?
Nos últimos anos a ciência tem comprovado que as árvores e o homem têm muito mais em comum do que poderíamos imaginar. Assim como nós, elas se comunicam, mantêm relacionamentos, formam famílias, cuidam dos doentes e dos filhos, têm memória, defendem-se de agressores e competem ferozmente com outras espécies – às vezes, até com outras árvores da mesma espécie. Algumas são naturalmente solitárias, enquanto outras só conseguem viver plenamente se fizerem parte de uma comunidade. E, assim como nós, cada uma se adapta melhor a determinado ambiente.
Em A vida secreta das árvores, o engenheiro florestal alemão Peter Wohlleben alia seus 20 anos de experiência às últimas descobertas científicas para examinar o dia a dia desses seres fantásticos. Com um ponto de vista surpreendente e inovador, o livro se tornou um fenômeno na Alemanha, entrou para a lista de mais vendidos do The New York Times e teve seus direitos negociados para 18 países. Essa viagem fascinante pela vida das árvores e florestas é um convite a repensarmos nossa relação com a natureza.
Peter Wohlleben, autor del éxito de ventas La vida secreta de los árboles, nos sumerge con este nuevo libro en un mundo desconocido en el que las plantas y los animales interactúan de forma fascinante. ¿Qué efectos se derivan de ello? ¿Qué ocurre si se altera este sistema tan delicadamente equilibrado? Gracias a los últimos hallazgos científicos y a sus observaciones personales durante la última década, el forestal más famoso de Alemania nos enseña fenómenos de nuestro mundo que, seguramente, nunca antes nos hemos detenido a observar.
«Wohlleben es un intérprete que traduce los conocimientos científicos en emociones». Der Spiegel
¿Pueden los animales tener tales emociones? ¿Cabe una vida emocional tan vasta que no esté sólo reservada a los seres humanos?
Mediante los más recientes conocimientos científicos, ilustrados con observaciones y experiencias personales con animales, el apasionado guardabosques Peter Wohlleben dirige profundas miradas a un mundo
apenas investigado: los complejos comportamientos de los animales del bosque y de granja, su vida emocional y consciente. Y entendemos que tenemos a los animales más cerca de lo que nos imaginábamos. Fascinante, esclarecedor, ¡a veces increíble!
Erstaunliche Dinge geschehen im Wald: Bäume, die miteinander kommunizieren. Bäume, die ihren Nachwuchs, aber auch alte und kranke Nachbarn liebevoll umsorgen und pflegen. Bäume, die Empfindungen haben, Gefühle, ein Gedächtnis. Unglaublich? Aber wahr! – Der Förster Peter Wohlleben erzählt faszinierende Geschichten über die ungeahnten und höchst erstaunlichen Fähigkeiten der Bäume. Dazu zieht er die neuesten wissenschaftlichen Erkenntnisse ebenso heran wie seine eigenen unmittelbaren Erfahrungen mit dem Wald und schafft so eine aufregend neue Begegnung für die Leser: Wir schließen Bekanntschaft mit einem Lebewesen, das uns vertraut schien, uns aber hier erstmals in seiner ganzen Lebendigkeit vor Augen tritt. Und wir betreten eine völlig neue Welt ...