The Hidden Life of Trees
The Hidden Life of Trees • The Illustrated Edition
By: Peter Wohlleben
Translated by: Jane Billinghurst
176 pages • ISBN 978-1-77164-348-1
“A veritable tree whisperer, Mr. Wohlleben projects an irresistible enthusiasm for his subject, and afer a few hours in his company you will never look in the same way at our ubiquitous but enigmatic neighbors.” –Wall Street Journal
In his international bestseller, The Hidden Life of Trees, Peter Wohlleben opened readers’ eyes to the amazing processes at work in forests every day. Now this new, breathtakingly illustrated edition brings those wonders to life like never before. With compelling selections from the original book and stunning, large-format photographs throughout of trees from around the world, this gorgeous volume distills the essence of Wohlleben’s message to show trees in all their glory and diversity. Through rich language, he highlights the interconnectedness of forest ecosystems, offers fascinating insights about the fungal communication highway known as the “wood wide web,” the difficult life lessons learned in tree school, the hard-working natural clean up crews that recycle dying trees, and much more. Beautiful images provide the perfect complement to Wohlleben’s words, with striking close-ups of bark and seeds, panoramas of vast expanses of green, and a unique look at what is believed to be the oldest tree on the planet.
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.
Jane Billinghurst’s career has been in book publishing in the UK, the U.S., and Canada, as an editor, publisher, writer, and translator.