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The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate_Discoveries… (original 2015; edition 2016)

by Peter Wohlleben (Author)

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Are trees social beings? Forester and author Peter Wohlleben makes the case that, yes, the forest is a social network. 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. Wohlleben also shares his deep love of woods and forests, explaining the amazing processes of life, death, and regeneration he has observed in his woodland.… (more)
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Title:The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate_Discoveries from A Secret World
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Info:Greystone Books (2016), Edition: First English Edition, 288 pages
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The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate: Discoveries from a Secret World by Peter Wohlleben (2015)

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Genau wie unzählige Leser/Hörer vor mir, hat dieses Buch mich begeistert. Ein Grund sind sicherlich die vielen neuen Erkenntnisse über das "Wood Wide Web". Ein anderer die auch für Laien verständliche und bewusst emotionale Sprache, die Peter Wohlleben in seinem Buch verwendet. Etwas, wofür er - vor allem von den "Profis" im Forstbereich oft stark kritisiert wird. Mich persönlich hat die Art des Erzählens sehr angesprochen. Ich habe viel gelernt, fühlte mich noch während des Hörens gleich inspiriert einen Waldspaziergang zu machen, und mir direkt anzusehen, worüber Herr Wohlleben - nicht nur als Schreiber des gedruckten Buches, sondern auch als sehr angenehmer Sprecher des Hörbuchs - so anschaulich berichtet. Anzumerken wäre, dass ich das Hörbuch nicht in einem Rutsch durchhören konnte. Einem solchen Sachbuch zu lauschen ist in etwa, wie in einem 5-stündigen Seminar über Bäume und Wald zu sitzen. Es strömen eine Menge Informationen auf einen ein, und die wollen auch mal verarbeitet werden. Hörpausen waren also nötig. Ich denke, dies ist eines der (zugegeben wenigen) Büchern, die sich in gedruckter Form besser eigenen. Der Kauf des gedruckten Buches ist jedenfalls fest eingeplant. ( )
  Heidi64 | Jul 18, 2021 |
If a tree falls in the forest, Peter Wohlleben seems to suggest, listen for a woodland wake. This woodsman spares no effort to give that tree human qualities. It did't just make its presence felt, it lived a long life of service. Its patterns were locked not in the genes but in memory, and likely nursing a grudge or two. Do trees really look out for each other? I'm going with nature over nurture: It's enough to say trees do not thrive for long on their own. The mystery is not how trees learn this but why humans don't. The interdependence of the forest ecosystem is this book's lush understory. The thick canopy of anthropomorphism just throws shade.
  rynk | Jul 11, 2021 |
nonfiction (forestry, biology, ecosystems). This was very like watching David Attenborough in "Life of Plants"--fascinating, and written in layman's language (though I would have liked to see a bit more science in it). Scientific studies are cited in the endnotes. ( )
  reader1009 | Jul 3, 2021 |
Never will I see trees the same. They are social creatures, communicating through their roots, feeding their sick neighbors, protecting their saplings, and agreeing not to infringe on one another's sun access. They can outlive humans by a hundred lifetimes.
Anyone who wants to see beyond the human-centric world should read this book. ( )
  Norinski | Apr 12, 2021 |
A much needed book that expands our perception of the plants we live with. Plants are far more sophisticated than we like to think and I'm betting they will survive us in the long game. ( )
  bcoynedavies | Mar 17, 2021 |
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Wohlleben's anecdotes are engaging, but sadly his book contains only a few.
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Simard, Dr. SuzanneAfterwordsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Alle Natur, alles Wachsen, aller Friede, alles Gedeihen und Schöne in der Welt beruht auf Geduld, braucht Zeit, braucht Stille, braucht Vertrauen. (Hermann Hesse)
The Earth has its music for those who listen.
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Years ago, I stumbled across a patch of strange-looking mossy stones in one of the preserves of old beech trees that grows in the forest I manage.
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Are trees social beings? Forester and author Peter Wohlleben makes the case that, yes, the forest is a social network. 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. Wohlleben also shares his deep love of woods and forests, explaining the amazing processes of life, death, and regeneration he has observed in his woodland.

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