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The Secret Network of Nature: The Delicate Balance of All Living Things
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Peter Wohlleben
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The Secret Network of Nature: The Delicate Balance of All Living Things

Peter Wohlleben


9781847925251

Bodley Head


Mathematics & Sciences;
Ecological science, the Biosphere;
Botany & plant sciences;
Zoology & animal sciences;
The natural world, country life & pets


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288 pages

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'Peter Wohlleben doesn't merely look, he sees. Let's all learn as much from him as we can, and quickly.' Rosamund Young, author of THE SECRET LIFE OF COWS Did you know that trees can influence the rotation of the earth? Or that wolves can alter the course of a river? Or that earthworms control wild boar populations?

The natural world is a web of intricate connections, many of which go unnoticed by humans. But it is these connections that maintain nature's finely balanced equilibrium.

Drawing on the latest scientific discoveries and decades of experience as a forester and bestselling author, Peter Wohlleben shows us how different animals, plants, rivers, rocks and weather systems cooperate, and what's at stake when these delicate systems are unbalanced.

The earth's ecosystems are too complex for us to compartmentalise and draw up simple rules of cause and effect; but The Secret Network of Nature gives us a chance to marvel at the inner workings and unlikely partnerships of the natural world, where every entity has its own distinct purpose.

And the more light that is shed on relationships between species, the more fascinating nature's web becomes.

By:   Peter Wohlleben
Imprint:   Bodley Head
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 216mm,  Width: 135mm,  Spine: 20mm
Weight:   272g
ISBN:   9781847925251
ISBN 10:   1847925251
Pages:   288
Publication Date:   September 2018
Audience:   General/trade ,  College/higher education ,  Professional and scholarly ,  ELT Advanced ,  Primary
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Peter Wohlleben spent over twenty years working for the forestry commission in Germany before leaving to put his ideas of ecology into practice. He now runs an environmentally friendly woodland in Germany, where he is working towards the return of primeval forests, as well as caring for both wild and domestic animals. Wohlleben has been celebrated for his distinctive approach to writing about nature; he brings to life groundbreaking scientific research through his observations of nature and the animals he lives amongst. He is also the author of international bestsellers including The Hidden Life of Trees and The Inner Life of Animals.


Peter Wohlleben doesn't merely look, he sees. Let's all learn as much from him as we can, and quickly. -- Rosamund Young, author of THE SECRET LIFE OF COWS

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