Robin Wall Kimmerer, Narrated by: "The Hidden Life of Trees" is a powerful reminder to slow down and tune into the language of nature." Merlin Sheldrake, By: There was a problem loading your book clubs. A perennial best seller! Some books describe the science of nature; others the poetry of nature; but this book captures both in a wonderful illumination of forests. The author is very beech tree heavy, but the particular forests spoken about were European. Peter Wohlleben: The Hidden Life of Trees. Canadian botanist, biochemist, and visionary Diana Beresford-Kroeger's startling insights into the hidden life of trees have already sparked a quiet revolution in how we understand our relationship to forests. I just know there is a danger here. This is a really interesting book which will make you see trees and forests in a completely new light, with lives just as dramatic as shorter lived creatures, just on a different timescale...BUT, my experience was very nearly completely ruined by the stupid decision to convert all the measurements into imperial units, presumably for an American audience. Anne Sverdrup-Thygeson, Narrated by: Squirrels that adopt their grandchildren? Tristan Gooley shows how it is possible to achieve a level of outdoors awareness that will enable you to sense direction from stars and plants, forecast weather from woodland sounds and predict the next action of an animal from its body language - instantly. The book delved into the nature of trees as a whole with their resiliency, teamwork, and struggles against nature. There was an error retrieving your Wish Lists. Forced to accept that intensive farming on the heavy clay of their land at Knepp was economically unsustainable, Isabella Tree and her husband, Charlie Burrell, made a spectacular leap of faith: they decided to step back and let nature take over. )A … Your first book is Free with trial! Same bloke narrating as for Richard Forteys 'Wood for the Trees' so good tone and pace. An absolutely wonderful book, in an accessible, readable way tells the story of the collaboration in a multi-species forest ecosystem. Vincent Karche, Narrated by: 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. He oversaw a plantation of trees lined up in straight rows, evenly spaced. In The Hidden Life of Trees, Peter Wohlleben shares his deep love of woods and forests and explains the amazing processes of life, death and regeneration he has observed in the woodland and the amazing scientific processes behind the wonders, of which we are blissfully unaware. Now available in a new edition, The Secret Life of Plants explores plants' response to human care and nurturing, their ability to communicate with man, plants' surprising reaction to music, their lie-detection abilities, their creative powers, and much more. 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. I never thought of an isolated tree to be struggling and how ancient forests become this everlasting unstoppable force. In contrast, solitary trees, like street kids, have a tough time of it and in most cases die much earlier than those in a group. Drawing on groundbreaking new discoveries, Wohlleben presents the science behind the secret and previously unknown lives of trees and their communication abilities; he describes how these discoveries have informed his own practices in the forest around him. Most of us know that trees are living beings, but do many of us actually think of what that life entails? Highly recommended - fascinating and explore a new ancient world, Reviewed in the United Kingdom on September 18, 2016. How much we could learn if we modeled our societies off of trees! Trees, as it turns out, have fairytale like secrets we are only recently discovering. By focusing on the parts of trees (or forests) that appear to have human traits, we are putting ourselves at the center. In Tree Wisdom, Vincent teaches us what a year of healing among the trees can look like. The specific trees written about were not the essential point however. Roy McMillan, The Long View of Nature from a Small Wood, By: I highly recommend this book if you care for the environment and are a nature lover as this will change your outlook and you will never look at a tree and plants in the same way as you did before. Rachel Sussman, author of "The Oldest Living Things in the World" "Charming, provocative, fascinating. “Note from a Forest Scientist” by Dr. Suzanne Simard. An Air Force crew member in the Vietnam War is shot out of the sky, then saved by falling into a banyan. This thoroughly enjoyable book is hugely thought provoking. He also explains in beautiful prose why he loves trees and forests. Tristan Gooley, Narrated by: I say that to reassure myself after I found this book, about the life of trees, to be impossible to stop listening to. How do trees live? A journey into the weird, wonderful and truly astonishing lives of the small but mighty creatures who keep the world turning. I worry about the anthropomorphizing of animals, fungus, or plant. Benedict Macdonald, Cancel anytime. Dan Eatherley, Narrated by: That our mild, polite existence sometimes seems to crush the breath out of us? ISBN-13: 9781771642484 Summary Are trees social beings? We would all be the wiser for it. In this captivating adventure, Merlin Sheldrake explores the spectacular and neglected world of fungi: endlessly surprising organisms that sustain nearly all living systems. This audiobook gets in depth for many instances of amazingness - Trees support of and battles with one another, how trees can increase fish populations, the roles of trees throughout their lifespans. Sometimes this book seems to be an "all hail the mighty Beech" and sometimes limited to the battle between beeches & oaks. Richard Powers, Narrated by: In The Hidden Life of Trees Peter Wohlleben makes the case that the forest is a social network. Yet, even a cursory examination of the natural world reveals that while interlopers of the human variety may have been kept at bay, our islands have been invaded, conquered and settled by an endless succession of animals, plants, fungi and other alien lifeforms that apparently belong elsewhere. In this truly revolutionary and beloved work, drawn from remarkable research, Peter Tompkins and Christopher Bird cast light on the rich psychic universe of plants. Really interesting and offers an opportunity to understand trees in a completely new light. Isabella Tree, Searching for Enchantment on the Frontiers of Rewilding, By: Peter Wohlleben is the acclaimed author of the New York Times-bestsellers The Hidden Life of Trees, The Inner Life of Animals, and The Secret Wisdom of Nature.His children's books include Can You Hear the Trees Talking? It is written in plain language and if you have read other popular science book then you will slip right into this with ease. Dreary, sometimes monotonous reading. I'm willing to accept that too. I live a very simple life and this book talks to me like no other. The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate—Discoveries from a Secret World Peter Wohlleben, 2015 (2016, U.S. printing) Greystone Books 288 pp. In Underland, Robert Macfarlane takes us on a journey into the worlds beneath our feet. A must read. In The Hidden Life of Trees, Peter Wohlleben shares his deep love of woods and forests and explains the amazing processes of life, death, and regeneration he has observed in the woodland and the amazing scientific processes behind the … I had been meaning to read The Hidden Life of Trees for some time now, and finally made the opportunity. £7.99/month after 30 days. Do they feel pain or have awareness of their surroundings? We have become so distanced from this way of experiencing our environment that it may initially seem hard to believe that it is possible, but Tristan Gooley uses a collection of 'keys' to show how everyone can develop this ability and enjoy the outdoors in an exciting way - one that is both new and ancient. In The Hidden Life of Trees Peter Wohlleben makes the case that the forest is a social network. `The Secret Life of Trees' is a pretty comprehensive popular science book that explore the various aspects of tree life around the world. Research is now suggesting trees are capable of much more than we have ever known. BUT, my concern with this type of treatment is two fold: 1) trees aren't human. I would have appreciated more historical information on trees or a slightly more engaging narrative, but overall this book was 5 stars. Not only was the voice narrator a treat, but the subject felt as though I stumbled onto an unknown world. Weird. “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 That one star should go to the reviewer, not to the book. Robin Wall Kimmerer, By: Living at the limits of our ordinary perception, mosses are a common but largely unnoticed element of the natural world. I think you just changed my life"! Perhaps, by making trees seem more human we are doing a long-term disservice by NOT making them seem alien enough. George Monbiot, Narrated by: Jane Billinghurst. The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate - Discoveries from a Secret World Audible Audiobook – Unabridged Peter Wohlleben (Author), Mike Grady (Narrator), HarperCollins Publishers Limited (Publisher) 4.7 out of 5 stars 5,021 ratings Editors' pick Best Nonfiction Robert Macfarlane, Narrated by: 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. As a young lad in Germany, Peter Wohlleben loved nature. It can be microscopic, yet also accounts for the largest organisms ever recorded, living for millennia and weighing tens of thousands of tonnes. Research is now suggesting trees are capable of much more than we have ever known. Cancel online anytime. 2) perhaps, by giving these behaviors (communication, counting, etc) words that have a very significant meaning for man, we are actually NOT communicating what they are doing that is unique. I’ve read plenty of popular science books by American authors which, correctly, use metric units, the standard units for all scientists, so this change was as unnecessary as it was stupid. 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. Butterflies you never saw before will bring joy to every sunny day. Tim Flannery. What they feel, how they communicate – discovering a hidden world. In a mature forest, trees of the same species can act together, as a kind of superorganism, rather than as individuals. An artist inherits 100 years of photographic portraits, all of the same doomed American chestnut. Diana Beresford-Kroeger, 23 Spellbinding Ways to Make Nature More Visible, By: it's on my Listen Again list. A hard-partying undergraduate in the late 1980s electrocutes herself, dies and is sent back into life by creatures of air and light. Ludwig Verlag (Hardcover, Original Title: … To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate – Discoveries from a Secret World by Peter Wohlleben Book Review Trees are organisms that are really undervalued. (, The Time Traveller's Guide to Elizabethan England, Surprising Observations of a Hidden World, By: The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate - Discoveries from a Secret World | Summary . Simon Barnes, Narrated by: If you love science and nature you will love this. Kristin Milward. Story allows trees a much more anthropomorphic existence than I thought was necessary to tell the story. Would you listen to The Hidden Life of Trees again? Drawing on groundbreaking new discoveries, Wohlleben presents the science behind the secret and previously unknown lives of trees and their communication abilities; he describes how these discoveries have informed his own practices in the forest around him. In The Hidden Life of Trees, forester Peter Wohlleben puts groundbreaking scientific discoveries into a language everyone can relate to. England's ancient orchards, collaborations between people and nature, are sources of hope for the future. (P)2016 HarperCollins Publishers, "The matter-of-fact Mr. Wohlleben has delighted readers and talk-show audiences alike with the news long known to biologists that trees in the forest are social beings." Tim Flannery. Audible provides the highest quality audio and narration. The Ones Who Run Our World. In contrast, solitary trees, like street kids, have a tough time of it and in most cases die much earlier than those in a group. There's a problem loading this menu right now. They arrived when life first moved to dry land, they preceded - and survived - the dinosaurs, they outnumber the grains of sand on all the world’s beaches, and they will be here long after us. Should be named The Amazing Hidden Life of Trees So much is going on in and between trees and the environment & ecosystems. Peter Wohlleben, Narrated by: In The Hidden Life of Trees Peter Wohlleben makes the case that the forest is a social network. Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. As a result of such interactions, trees in a family or community are protected and can live to be very old. By completing your purchase, you agree to Audible’s Conditions of Use. One of the most enjoyable and listenable non-fiction (other than The Great Lectures) books I've come come across on Audible. Explore the inner world of plants and its fascinating relation to mankind, as uncovered by the latest discoveries of science. She contacted me after reading and said " thank you for telling me to read this book. The findings are intuitive and make sense when you step into a forest. Only snag as with all audiobooks is that you can't see the references to the scientific literature that is cited but a really nice listen nevertheless. Why people have to give a book one star only because it's "above their understanding" is beyond me. Trees are necessary for maintaining the health of the global ecosystem and provide many material things, but they are more of an integral part of our lives than we may at first consider. The Secret Wisdom of Nature: Trees, Animals, and the Extraordinary Balance of All Living Things-Stories from Science and Observation Peter Wohlleben The Inner Life of Animals: Love, Grief, and Compassion: Surprising Observations of a Hidden World Indeed it’s often hard to work out what actually is native, and what is foreign. My only real qualm is that in trying to explain what is occurring he anthropomorphised the processes to a point that will lead to misunderstanding. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on February 28, 2018. Richard Fortey, Narrated by: Kate Rowle, By: I deeply loved this book, and the writing style is eminently readable and emanates a contagious empathy for the forest ecosystem whilst tracing the author's personal story of going from "traditional forestry" with forest as a factory producing wood pulp to a holistic understanding of the forest as a living ecosystem a meta-organism. D. Michael Hope, My Life's Journey from Ancient Celtic Wisdom to a Healing Vision of the Forest, By: Beautifully written and beautifully narrated. It sounds namby pamby but honestly, read it and understand the place trees have in this universe. How do trees … We may not understand them very well yet, but that speaks to our historically human-centric approach to the world. Mike Grady, By: After a walk through the woods with Wohlleben, you'll never look at trees the same way again. I have loaned this book to a much younger relative, who typically has read crime novels and the like. I learned a lot about a subject that has been revolutionized recently. You'd be better off finding a science podcast about current research into trees, Every chapter had new and insightful information I did not know before. The trees provide a majestic stage for woodland animals and plants to reveal their own stories. This book has changed how I will see forests and trees forever. Please try again. Now, in a captivating account of how her life led her to these illuminating and crucial ideas, she shows us how forests can not only heal us but save the planet. Forests are full of mysteries, even for those who have studied them their whole lives. What They Feel, How They Communicate - Discoveries from a Secret World, ©2015, 2016 Ludwig Verlag, Munich, part of the Random House GmbH publishing group. Peter Noble, By: One credit a month to pick any title from our entire premium selection to keep (you’ll use your first credit now). He captures the imagination and translates his vision well. He paints a beautiful and mesmerizing picture of how life works in the "slow" lane as he likes to call it. The Hidden Life of Trees What They Feel, How They Communicate - Discoveries from a Secret World by Peter Wohlleben Audiobook Try our site with free audio books.If you like 1 … "Peter Wohlleben is a generous and knowledgeable guide into this fascinating and complex secret world hidden in plain sight. His approach makes the text accessible for most people and well suited to audio. It was a concentration camp for tree people. As a result of such interactions, trees in a family or community are protected and can live to be very old. You will get an email reminder before your trial ends. But have you ever wondered what's going on in an animal's head? The Secret Wisdom of Nature: Trees, Animals, and the Extraordinary Balance of All Living Things; Stories from Science and Observation (The Mysteries of Nature Trilogy, Book 3), The Inner Life of Animals: Love, Grief, and Compassion: Surprising Observations of a Hidden World, The Secret Life of Plants: A Fascinating Account of the Physical, Emotional, and Spiritual Relations Between Plants and Man, Gathering Moss: A Natural and Cultural History of Mosses, The Weather Detective: Rediscovering Nature's Secret Signs, Reviewed in the United States on January 15, 2017. Much like human families, tree parents live together with their children, communicate with them and support them as they grow, sharing nutrients with those who are sick or struggling and creating an ecosystem that mitigates the impact of extremes of heat and cold for the whole group. In The Hidden Life of Trees, forester Peter Wohlleben puts groundbreaking scientific discoveries into a language everyone can relate to. This audiobook gets in depth for many instances of amazingness - Trees support of and battles with one another, how trees can increase fish populations, the roles of trees throughout their lifespans. It's a must read! Thomas Judd, How Fungi Make Our Worlds, Change Our Minds and Shape Our Futures, By: Christopher Bird, Narrated by: In The Hidden Life of Trees, forester Peter Wohlleben puts groundbreaking scientific discoveries into a language everyone can relate to. Not recommended for a road trip. “Note from a Forest Scientist” by Dr. Suzanne Simard. Read: Sally McGrane, ‘German Forest Ranger Finds That Trees Have Social Networks, Too’, New York Times, Jan 29 2016. Drawing upon a lifetime of scientific expertise and an abiding love of nature, Richard Fortey uses his small wood to tell a wider story of the ever-changing British landscape, human influence on the countryside over many centuries and the vital interactions between flora, fauna and fungi. 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