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

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The third book in The Mysteries of Nature Trilogy: Book One, The Hidden Life of Trees, and Book Two, The Inner Life of Animals, are available now.

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 readers 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.

Published in partnership with the David Suzuki Institute.


  • Series: The Mysteries of Nature (Book 3)
  • Hardcover: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Greystone Books (March 5, 2019)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1771643889
  • ISBN-13: 978-1771643887
  • Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 7.5 inches


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