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The Hidden Life of Trees

The Hidden Life of Trees

What They Feel, How They Communicate—Discoveries from a Secret World

Peter Wohlleben
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A forester’s fascinating stories, supported by the latest scientific research, reveal the extraordinary world of forests and illustrate how trees communicate with and care for each other.

In The Hidden Life of Trees, Peter Wohlleben 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.

As a result of such interactions, trees in a family or community are protected and can live to be very old. In contrast, solitary trees, like street kids, have a tough time of it and, in most cases, dies much earlier than those in a group.

In this international bestseller, Wohlleben shares his deep love of woods and forests and explains the amazing processes of life, death, and regeneration of which we are blissfully unaware. With this newfound understanding of the delightfully complex life of trees, readers will never be able to take a walk in the woods the same way again.

Imprint: India Allen Lane

Published: Mar/2023

ISBN: 9780670089345

Length : 352 Pages

MRP : ₹499.00

The Hidden Life of Trees

What They Feel, How They Communicate—Discoveries from a Secret World

Peter Wohlleben

A forester’s fascinating stories, supported by the latest scientific research, reveal the extraordinary world of forests and illustrate how trees communicate with and care for each other.

In The Hidden Life of Trees, Peter Wohlleben 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.

As a result of such interactions, trees in a family or community are protected and can live to be very old. In contrast, solitary trees, like street kids, have a tough time of it and, in most cases, dies much earlier than those in a group.

In this international bestseller, Wohlleben shares his deep love of woods and forests and explains the amazing processes of life, death, and regeneration of which we are blissfully unaware. With this newfound understanding of the delightfully complex life of trees, readers will never be able to take a walk in the woods the same way again.

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Peter Wohlleben

Peter Wohlleben is a German forester and author who writes on ecological themes in popular language. He is the author of the New York Times Bestseller The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate, which was translated from German into English in 2016.

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