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About the Author

Peter Wohlleben spent over twenty years working for the forestry commission in Germany and now runs an environmentally-friendly woodland where he is working for the return of primeval forests. He is the author of numerous books about the natural world including the New York Times bestseller The show more Hidden Life of Trees. show less

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Works by Peter Wohlleben

Peter and the Tree Children (2018) 31 copies
Wohllebens Waldführer (2016) 11 copies, 1 review
The Power of Trees (2024) 3 copies
Waldwissen (2023) 2 copies
La saggezza del bosco (2018) 2 copies
Holzrausch (2008) 1 copy

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Birthdate
1964
Gender
male
Nationality
Germany
Country (for map)
Germany
Birthplace
Bonn, Germany
Occupations
forester
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A sobering discussion of Nature and our dangerous impacts on the natural worlds stability. The author writes very personal books reflecting his own experiences which makes for a more compelling story.
 
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Catherine.Cox | 5 other reviews | Jun 17, 2024 |
Anything by Peter Wohlleben is enjoyable reading. And, of course I always learn new things from him.
 
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Catherine.Cox | 10 other reviews | Jun 16, 2024 |
For those readers who loved [b:The Hidden Life of Trees|28256439|The Hidden Life of Trees What They Feel, How They Communicate – Discoveries from a Secret World|Peter Wohlleben|https://i.gr-assets.com/images/S/compressed.photo.goodreads.com/books/1464281905l/28256439._SX50_.jpg|48295241] and are trying to decide whether or not to read [a:Peter Wohlleben's|4110912|Peter Wohlleben|https://images.gr-assets.com/authors/1474069110p2/4110912.jpg] latest book, I cannot provide any guidance. I have not read The Hidden Life of Trees so I cannot make a comparison.

This is my first reading experience with [a:Peter Wohlleben's|4110912|Peter Wohlleben|https://images.gr-assets.com/authors/1474069110p2/4110912.jpg] works. My expectation based on the title, was the majority of the book would be devoted to trees. The initial chapters seemed disjointed and off topic but the latter chapters were more reflective of the book's title.

I gave the book 4 stars and I enjoyed listening to the audio version. Wohlleben makes a compelling narrator.
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Ann_R | 10 other reviews | May 25, 2024 |


Even though Can You Hear the Trees Talking? is aimed at children, I decided to borrow it for a change of pace. I had also decided I didn't have the patience to read [b:The Hidden Life of Trees|28256439|The Hidden Life of Trees What They Feel, How They Communicate – Discoveries from a Secret World|Peter Wohlleben|https://i.gr-assets.com/images/S/compressed.photo.goodreads.com/books/1464281905l/28256439._SX50_.jpg|48295241] which is also written [a:Peter Wohlleben|4110912|Peter Wohlleben|https://images.gr-assets.com/authors/1474069110p2/4110912.jpg].

Wohlleben actually does a quite a good job of explaining some complex information about trees, without oversimplifying things for his target audience. He does compare some concepts to human emotions, such as do trees get sick or do they sleep? For the most part he uses correct scientific terms to answer those questions. The illustrations and photos also add interest while reinforcing the concepts. The suggested experiments are an added bonus for kids, though I didn't try any of the activities myself. I actually enjoyed the text and photos and found myself learning some new things about how trees interact.

One small quibble over the ebook version of this book. The text is small and isn't adjustable as in most ebooks. If you really want to enjoy the book without straining your eyes, I'd recommend borrowing or buying the hardcover copy instead.
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Ann_R | 2 other reviews | May 25, 2024 |

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