Princeton University Library Catalog

The hidden life of trees : what they feel, how they communicate : discoveries from a secret world / Peter Wohlleben ; foreword by Tim Flannery.

Author:
Wohlleben, Peter, 1964- [Browse]
Uniform title:
Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
Vancouver : Greystone Books/David Suzuki Institute, [2016]
Description:
xv, 272 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Summary note:
"Are trees social beings? In this international bestseller, forester and author Peter Wohlleben ... makes the case that, yes, the forest is a social network. He draws on ... 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"--Dust jacket flap.
Notes:
Translation of: Das Geheime Leben der Bäume.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents:
Foreword / by Tim Flannery -- Introduction to the English edition -- Introduction -- Friendships -- The language of trees -- Social security -- Love -- The tree lottery -- Slowly does it -- Forest etiquette -- Tree school -- United we stand, divided we fall -- The mysteries of moving water -- Trees aging gracefully -- Mighty oak or mighty wimp? -- Specialists -- Tree or not tree? -- In the realm of darkness -- Carbon dioxide vacuums -- Woody climate control -- The forest as water pump -- Yours or mine? -- Community housing projects -- Mother ships of biodiversity -- Hibernation -- A sense of time -- A question of character -- The sick tree -- Let there be light -- Street kids -- Burnout -- Destination north! -- Tough customers -- Turbulent times -- Immigrants -- Healthy forest air -- Why is the forest green? -- Set free -- More than just a community -- Note from a forest scientist / by Dr. Suzanne Simard.
Subject(s):
Other title(s):
Trees : what they feel, how they communicate : discoveries from a secret world
ISBN:
  • 9781771642484 ((hbk.))
  • 1771642483
OCLC:
960055714
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