The Secret Wisdom of Nature by Peter Wohlleben audiobook

The Secret Wisdom of Nature: Trees, Animals, and the Extraordinary Balance of All Living Things; Stories from Science and Observation

By Peter Wohlleben
Translated by Jane Billinghurst
Read by Sean Barrett

Blackstone Publishing 9781771643887

The Mysteries of Nature Trilogy: Book 3

Unabridged

Format: Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781982665555

  • ISBN: 9781982665548

  • ISBN: 9781982665562

Runtime: 6.72 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Science
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

The final book in the Mysteries of Nature trilogy by the New York Times bestselling author of The Hidden Life of Trees, Peter Wohlleben

Nature is full of surprises—deciduous trees affect the rotation of the Earth, cranes sabotage the production of Iberian ham, and coniferous forests can make it rain—but what are the processes that drive these incredible phenomena? And why do they matter?

In The Secret Wisdom of Nature, master storyteller and international sensation Peter Wohlleben takes listeners on a thought-provoking exploration of the vast natural systems that make life on Earth possible. In this tour of an almost unfathomable world, Wohlleben describes the fascinating interplay between animals and plants and answers such questions as, How do they influence each other? Do lifeforms communicate across species boundaries? and What happens when this finely tuned system gets out of sync? By introducing us to the latest scientific discoveries and recounting his own insights from decades of observing nature, one of the world’s most famous foresters shows us how to recapture our sense of awe so we can see the world around us with completely new eyes.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Wohlleben’s curiosity about the natural world, his sense of wonder at its complexity and beauty, and his clear and compelling writing have combined in this book.” Jane Goodall, primatologist, anthropologist, and New York Times bestselling author
“Wohlleben uses the latest scientific discoveries and his own decades of experience as a forester to present some fascinating revelations.” Winnipeg Free Press (Canada)
“Wohlleben presents scientific evidence with the exuberant wonder of your favorite high school teacher.” Mindful Magazine
“Fruitful reading for students of the environment and of environmental literature, of which this is a fine specimen indeed.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“Narrator Sean Barrett’s warm baritone is perfect for Peter Wohlleben’s fascinating final installment in his Mysteries of Nature trilogy…Barrett’s positively seductive voice will cause you to forget the bread crumbs as you follow him oh-so-willingly into the woods. His clear enunciation enables you not to miss anything, and his pacing allows time for you to say, ‘Oh whoa!’ To quote Wohlleben, ‘Let’s be amazed together.’ Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.” AudioFile
“Wohlleben is right to ask what we actually mean by nature: the visual and ecological beauty of a few special places or the underlying system which makes the planet habitable. Humans, he thinks, can’t live in one place and store nature elsewhere, and of course he’s right.” Evening Standard (London)
“An absorbing and constantly surprising look at the unexpected connections that make the world work.” William Bryant Logan, author of Dirt and Oak
“With scientific accuracy and easy-to-understand language, Peter Wohlleben shows us the secret, sacred relationships among living beings on this miraculous planet.” Carl Safina, author of Beyond Words: What Animals Think and Feel

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Author

Author Bio: Peter Wohlleben

Author Bio: Peter Wohlleben

Peter Wohlleben is the acclaimed author of the international bestsellers The Hidden Life of Trees and The Inner Life of Animals. He spent over twenty years working for the forestry commission in Germany before leaving to put his ecological ideas into practice. Today he manages a forest academy and an environmentally friendly woodland in Germany, where he is working for the return of primeval forests.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Science
Runtime: 6.72
Audience: Adult
Language: English