The Secret Wisdom Of Nature : Trees, Animals, And The Extraordinary Balance Of All Living Things : Stories From Science And Observation

The Secret Wisdom Of Nature : Trees, Animals, And The Extraordinary Balance Of All Living Things : Stories From Science And Observation

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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? Master storyteller 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 life-forms 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.
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Series :

Mysteries of nature ; 3

Content :

Of wolves, bears, and fish -- Salmon in the trees -- Creatures in your coffee -- Why deer taste bad to trees -- Ants : secret sovereigns -- Is the bark beetle all bad? -- The funeral feast -- Bring up the lights! -- Sabotaging the production of Iberian ham -- How earthworms control wild boar -- Fairy tales, myths, and species diversity -- What's climate got to do with it? -- It doesn't get any hotter than this -- Our role in nature -- The stranger in our genes -- The old clock.

Publication, Distribution, etc. :

Vancouver ; Berkeley : David Suzuki Institute : Greystone Books, 2019.

ISBN :

1771643889

Physical Description :

260 pages ; 20 cm

Notes :
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 239-249) and index.
  • Translated from the German.
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