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The Heartbeat of Trees

Embracing Our Ancient Bond with Forests and Nature
Hardcover Book
Publisher: 
Greystone Books
 | 
July, 2021
ISBN:
9781771646895
Quantity: 
11
$32.95 CAD
Banyen's Description: 

New from the author of The Hidden Life of Trees (and its follow-ups The Inner Life of Animals and The Secret Wisdom of Nature)—a remarkable treatise on the bond between humans and nature.

In an era of cell phone addiction and ever-expanding cities, many of us fear we’ve lost our connection to nature—but Peter Wohlleben is convinced that age-old ties linking humans to the forest remain alive and intact. Whether we observe it or not, our blood pressure stabilizes near trees, the color green calms us, and the forest sharpens our senses. Drawing on new scientific discoveries, The Heartbeat of Trees reveals the profound interactions humans can have with nature, exploring the language of the forest, the consciousness of plants, and the eroding boundary between flora and fauna. Wohlleben shares how to see, feel, smell, hear, and even taste your journey into the woods. Above all, he reveals a wondrous cosmos where humans are a part of nature, and where conservation is not just about saving trees—it’s about saving ourselves, too.

The trick to living another couple of decades or even centuries is to compost yourself. Fungi that enter via a wound in the tree convert the wood into a sort of humus as they eat their way through the tree, creating debris that is soft, crumbly, and moist. Now the tree can grow inner roots into this “soil” and reabsorb nutrients it storied in earlier years in its growth rings.

“Human beings are desperate to not feel alone in the universe. We are not. We are surrounded by an ongoing conversation that we can sense, if, as Peter Wohlleben so movingly prescribes, we listen to the heartbeat of all life.” — Richard Louv, author of Our Wild Calling

Publisher’s Description: 

From the NYT-bestselling author of The Hidden Life of Trees comes a remarkable treatise on the ancient bond between humans and nature.

In an era of cell phone addiction and ever-expanding cities, many of us fear weve lost our connection to naturebut Peter Wohlleben is convinced that age-old ties linking humans to the forest remain alive and intact. Whether we observe it or not, our blood pressure stabilizes near trees, the color green calms us, and the forest sharpens our senses. Drawing on new scientific discoveries, The Heartbeat of Trees reveals the profound interactions humans can have with nature, exploring the language of the forest, the consciousness of plants, and the eroding boundary between flora and fauna. Wohlleben shares how to see, feel, smell, hear, and even taste your journey into the woods. Above all, he reveals a wondrous cosmos where humans are a part of nature, and where conservation is not just about saving treesits about saving ourselves, too.

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