- Hardcover: 320 pages
- Publisher: Penguin Random House India Private Limited (13 September 2016)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0670089346
- ISBN-13: 978-0670089345
- Product Dimensions: 29 x 20 x 3 cm
- Average Customer Review: 102 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #2,780 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate - Discoveries from a Secret World Hardcover – 13 Sep 2016
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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 environment-friendly woodland in Germany, where he is working for the return of primeval forests. He is the author of numerous books on trees. Tim Flannery is a scientist, explorer and conservationist. He is a leading writer on climate change and his books include Atmosphere of Hope and the Weather Makers.
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They are everywhere - In Delhi , London , Germany , Mexico , Sahara , Antarctica and wherever there is life.
The author tellls us that trees have life ,not the life which we study in school but something entirely different.
Trees are social beings and all of them communicate.
Much of our plant life in India has been mapped and documented but very little of its ecology,the relationship between living things and their surroundings. It seems such a shame that Indian forest departments have been notoriously inimical to independent scientific research.
Reading the book widened my thinking about trees and now whenever I look at any tree or plant I just smile at them and thank them for keeping us alive :-)
If you are a Grown-up read it to get sensitised to the beautiful world of trees
If you have children read it to them or gift it to them to open up a fantastic world to them
Beautifully written - full of mind-blowing insights ! And a very unique book
A super gift for young and old - who love nature
This must have for a School library & a teachers bookshelf
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The trees mentioned in this book are mostly the ones which author manages in his forest (in Germany), and are not common in India. Hence after reading the book, we can't go 'tree watching' to observe the patterns mentioned in this book. But the book does ignite the curiosity about the trees we see around.
Some Photographs, illustrations about the trees would have been great addition to this book.
This book emotionally connects us with underestimated creatures, trees. You will never view trees the same way again after reading this book. This book is about how trees communicate, nurture, and help each other when ill or upset. Trees not only try to protect themselves from the distress but warn other nearby trees about the respective attack. Neighbouring trees release chemical signals/toxins/terpens as a result, thus protecting themselves from the stress. Deadwood in forests is not waste rather luxury for nearby trees. Like symbiotic microbes in animal gut trees have symbionts living beneath soil, who not only help plant to get proper nutrition but proper communication between neighbouring trees. There are much more fascinating facts about trees which this book explains beautifully. A must read and highly recommended for tree lovers, foresters, biology students, travellers and anyone who wants this world to sustain for long.
The person who loves to know all about trees not plants, this is for them.
Can you believe it there's a person who write about trees and all of it's don't know.
Printing is quite big.
Page quality is very nice.
More than 300+ pages.
Language is little bit difficult for not so good readers.
If you are into trees, then please give this book a read...it will add to your knowledge at so many levels!!
If you are not into trees...then also please read this book...you will realize what you have been missing all along :-)