In his international bestseller The Hidden Life of Trees, Peter Wohlleben opened readers’ eyes to the amazing processes at work in forests every day. Absolutely fascinating and wonderful. This beautiful, timeless book shares text from the New York Times bestseller The Hidden Life of Trees alongside stunning photographs of forests, taking readers on an unforgettable visual journey. An early Christmas present - a coffee table book version of Wohleben’s observations on trees and forests. TOTALLY WORTH IT. Choose to plant trees. Fascinating! I can hardly believe the stories and facts Wohlleben shares, and it's deepened and broadened my understanding of the world, much like roots in a forest. Everyone in the world should own this book or at least read it once and be gifted with some incredible knowledge and photography. OMG- this book was so incredibly frustrating and disappointing! I would even go as far to say it is one of my favourite purchases, would make a fantastic gift for any tree lovers (or not) out there. His children's books include Can You Hear the Trees Talking? I always knew trees were magical and that I felt different when I am around them, but this book just clarify why trees are magnificent creatures. An illuminating study of the place of trees and forests in nature, Reviewed in the United States on November 11, 2018. The Hidden Life of Trees - Illustrated - is beautiful, awe inspiring, and yes, scientific - a great combination. Our beloved trees talk, listen, defend, protect, nurture, feed, feel pain, learn, remember, react, and use the mycelial fungi network to connect to one another in the “Wood Wide Web” of information. Read this electrifying book, then go out and hug a tree — with admiration and gratitude.”—David Suzuki. I loved this beautifully illustrated book. From the very first page, I found myself drawn into stories, observations, studies, and research about the vast network of intelligence inhabiting the forests of our planet. We’d love your help. The pictures are gorgeous, but I'd recommend the full version instead. I would rather the author could trust that it’s possible for readers to respect trees as fascinating living organisms without being sold that they are on the edge of becoming sentient beings. Will definitely read the full version. I was thoroughly disappointed, but will rectify the situation by reading the entire text soon! The book itself is beautiful. This beautiful, timeless book shares text from the New York Times bestseller The Hidden Life of Trees alongside stunning photographs of forests, taking readers on an unforgettable visual journey. 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.Much like human families, tree parents live together with their children, communicate with them, This beautiful, timeless book shares text from the New York Times bestseller The Hidden Life of Trees alongside stunning photographs of forests, taking readers on an unforgettable visual journey. In order to navigate out of this carousel please use your heading shortcut key to navigate to the next or previous heading. In reading this book, it is obvious that the author has a strong passion for the life of trees and this enthusiasm comes through clearly throughout the book - well at least in the part I read in full up to about Chapter 18. Choose to comment without a 'rating' because the text is fascinating and engrossing, insightful, thought-provoking, the images ranging from excellent to quite nice. The photos are beautiful and I loved learning about tree communities and the way they carefully grow and provide for the next generation. Now this new, breathtakingly illustrated edition brings those wonders to life like never before. A visually stunning journey into the diversity and wonders of forests. Award-winning photography captures the transformation of a Maryland garden into a horticultural masterpiece recognized by the Smithsonian Archives. The Hidden Life of Trees (Illustrated Edition) [Wohlleben, Peter] on Amazon.com.au. There was a problem loading your book clubs. This is not your average "coffee table" picture book. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on April 12, 2019. item 7 HIDDEN LIFE OF TREES: ILLUSTRATED EDITION By Peter Wohlleben - Hardcover **NEW** 7 - HIDDEN LIFE OF TREES: ILLUSTRATED EDITION By Peter Wohlleben - Hardcover **NEW** $95.95. The anthropomorphizing was almost distracting. By (author) Peter Wohlleben. Gorgeous! He looks at this world of trees from multiple perspectives, from the viewpoint of the small communities of plants and animals encountered in forested areas, to the large scale impact of trees on weather and climate. It seem to me as if a publisher decided to create this edition without bothering to send a photographer to consult with the author? Please try again. In his international bestseller The Hidden Life of Trees, Peter Wohlleben opened readers eyes to the amazing processes at work in forests every day. In his international bestseller The Hidden Life of Trees, Peter Wohlleben opened readers’ eyes to the amazing processes at work in forests every day. Is there a central nervous system? The photography was beautiful, Which made my dads day as I bought it for him as he’s now confined to a wheelchair and used to work in the forestry commission, This is a subject close to his heart ! Discovering The Hidden Life of The Forest as well as a 45 minute video which highlights certain aspects of the life of those elusive trees, primarily in Germany and British Columbia. Now this new, breathtakingly illustrated edition brings those wonders to life like never before. ", Five stars isn't enough for this amazing book. The claims that t. Easy to read and many interesting facts about trees that I didn’t know. I don't know, but the original book has 288 pages and this one only 176. I am now a bit more aware of their needs. It certainly gave me pause to think about our current project of clearing the undergrowth and planting young trees (same species as in our forest). Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. While I would love to believe that trees make conscious choices and a fully sentient beings, there just isn't enough proof here in this text for me to believe it. Greystone Books; Abridged edition (August 28, 2018). I'm glad I read this abridged edition, and the pictures are incredible, but there just wasn't enough science in this for me. An interesting read, and beautiful photos, but there wasn't enough science to back up the claims. I already had a dream to move to Wales, live in a cottage, and become a shepherdess; this book makes me want to live at the edge of a primeval forest and marvel at the wealth of trees for the rest of my life. It's great to have things spelled out in layman's terms, but it was dumbed down a little too far even for a coffee table type of book. and Peter and the Tree Children. The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate―Discoveries from A Secret World (The Mysteries of Nature, 1), The Secret Wisdom of Nature: Trees, Animals, and the Extraordinary Balance of All Living Things -― Stories from Science and Observation (The Mysteries of Nature, 3), The Inner Life of Animals: Love, Grief, and Compassion―Surprising Observations of a Hidden World (The Mysteries of Nature, 2), Can You Hear the Trees Talking? Surprisingly, they do. I think his book is generally a worthwhile book to read, even for biologists, as he has a unique and interesting perspective that he brings. After reading the original through my library app, I really wanted a physical copy to keep and share. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. This was not the book for me. In his international bestseller The Hidden Life of Trees, Peter Wohlleben opened readers’ eyes to the amazing processes at work in forests every day. This book really fits the bill! I'd heard this book referenced in another work, and had no idea such a complex and intricate design goes into the "wood wide web." I wish I had known this decades ago as I now feel so deeply for our great trees and the mycorrhizal fungal network that keeps this planet alive and teaming with life. I just finished & I wish it weren’t dark so I could take a walk in the forest. Peter Wohlleben sure gave us a lot to think about and to discuss. Reading this book leaves one unable to look at a tree so casually as before. Do they send out alarms in the face of danger? Stunning photography and great writing. Be grateful for what we have. There are so many things about this book that stand out: how the author explains how trees communicate with each other, how their root systems are connected and how a tree can help another tree that is in trouble, how the forest floor maintains the health of it's trees, and how they clean the air. Yes, I’m cherishing this book, which ties in nicely with one of my top reads of 2020, The Overstory. I learned so much about trees, biodiversity, how intelligent plants are, and the incredible effects trees have on human life of all sorts. His 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“With colorful and engaging descriptions of little-known phenomena in our natural world, Wohlleben helps readers appreciate the exciting processes at work in the forests around them.”—Dr. He points to the faulty ways we confine trees to tight spaces, roots and all packed up conveniently, for the sake of greening our cities, transforming them into unruly, sad and dejected at times ‘street kids.’ We … Unable to add item to List. In his international bestseller The Hidden Life of Trees, Peter Wohlleben opened readers' eyes to the amazing processes at work in forests every day. This was one of my favorite Christmas presents this year. The pictures are glorious, but I do wish they went with the text more. In his international bestseller, The Hidden Life of Trees, Peter … Anyone who loves trees, and particularly anyone who lives among ancient giants, should familiarize themself with the interconnectedness of their mysteries. Today he manages a forest academy and an environmentally friendly woodland in Germany, where he is working for the return of primeval forests. *FREE* shipping on eligible orders. And Merry Christmas to you as well, Jenna! (They were not explained in the photo captions,) Trees are an interacting community dependent on each other for optimal health and survival. Some people fall in love. Bring your club to Amazon Book Clubs, start a new book club and invite your friends to join, or find a club that’s right for you for free. Without a doubt. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Free shipping. I immediately wanted to order a hardback copy to read. This is a beautiful illustrated version of the original book that attempts to inform the reader of the amazing complexities of the forest environment. I never thought about how trees growing in exactly the same soil and conditions could be so different from each other even if they look alike ... that their genetics even in the same species could be as different as ours from a banana (how is that possible?) Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Incredible! This beautiful, timeless book shares text from the New York Times bestseller The Hidden Life of Trees alongside stunning photographs of forests, taking readers on an unforgettable visual journey. The collection of photographs of trees, forests, fungi, and landscapes is indeed nothing short of stunning, but what caught me off-guard was the truly astounding findings and thinking of Peter Wohlleben (quite aptly named, I might add). Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. by Black Inc, The Hidden Life of Trees: The Illustrated Edition. It also analyzes reviews to verify trustworthiness. Now this new, breathtakingly illustrated edition brings those … Highly recommended reading! The real question is whether we help ourselves only to what we need from the forest ecosystem, and -analogous to our treatment of animals - whether we spare the trees unnecessary suffering when we do this. has been added to your Cart. Reviewed in the United States on December 26, 2018. A brain? A visually stunning journey into the diversity and wonders of forests. One of the most beautiful books I’ve ever read. This beautiful, timeless book shares text from the New York Times bestseller The Hidden Life of Trees alongside stunning photographs of forests, taking readers on an unforgettable visual journey. The information is in there, but so are absolutely stunning pictures. Still, overall a beautiful book. The author tries to think of trees in an anthropomorphic and social way, as well as placing them in a scientific context. A must read for anyone. Trees are a love of mine, so I was predisposed to agree they’re awesome and need to be protected. Wow, what a gift (and I am not just saying that because she's my girlfriend and because she is likely to read this comment ;-) ). As I read and studied the pictures I became a curious kid. However the two often do not go together, and the photos are almost all stock images readily available on the web. I purchased this book partly on the basis of the quite glowing reviews in Australian newspaper media and partly on my strong interest with anything botanical and its interaction with the physical world (I'm a soil scientist by profession). He spent over twenty years working for the forestry commission in Germany before leaving to put his ecological ideas into practice. You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition. Peter Wohlleben born in Bonn, 1964, is a German forester and author who writes on ecological themes in popular language. And some people fall in love with books about falling in love. First, I am reading it instead of listening to it. This beautiful, timeless book shares text from the New York Times bestseller The Hidden Life of Trees alongside stunning photographs of forests, taking readers on an unforgettable visual journey. Merry Christmas, Barbara! Reviewed in the United Kingdom on October 6, 2018. It's incredible and I strongly recommend it. I've always been in awe of trees, but Wohlleben's insights made me feel five years old again, standing at the edge of a rich, unfathomable world I could barely perceive. Now I'm a believer! There's so much to learn about the lives of trees. 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