The Hidden Life of Trees

The Hidden Life of Trees What They Feel, How They Communicate : Discoveries from a Secret World

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Publisher's Synopsis

Sunday Times Bestseller

'A paradigm-smashing chronicle of joyous entanglement' Charles Foster

Waterstones Non-Fiction Book of the Month (September)

Are trees social beings? How do trees live? Do they feel pain or have awareness of their surroundings?

In The Hidden Life of Trees Peter Wohlleben makes the case that 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.

A walk in the woods will never be the same again.

Book information

ISBN: 9780008218430
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Imprint: William Collins
Pub date:
DEWEY: 582.16
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: xv, 271
Weight: 272g
Height: 200mm
Width: 130mm
Spine width: 20mm