The Global Forest

The Global Forest

Forty Ways Trees Can Save Us

Format
Paperback
Price
$16.00
 
Additional Formats
  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780143120162
  • 192 Pages
  • Penguin Books
  • Adult

Overview

A lushly written, compelling tribute to trees-grounded in a wide range of scientific knowledge.

Renowned scientist Diana Beresford-Kroeger presents an unforgettable and highly original work of natural history with The Global Forest. She explores the fascinating and largely untapped ecological and pharmaceutical properties of trees: leaves that can comb the air of particulate pollution, fatty acids in the nuts of hickory and walnut trees that promote brain development, the compound in the water ash that helps prevent cancer, aerosols in pine trees that calm nerves. In precise, imaginative, and poetic prose, she describes the complexity and beauty of forests, as well as the environmental dangers they face. The author’s indisputable passion for her subject matter will inspire readers to look at trees, and at their own connection to the natural world, with newfound awe.

Praise

“On occasion, someone understands a subject so deeply that information is transmuted into wisdom.  This book marks one of those occasions – it is rich and hopeful and compelling.”
– Bill McKibben
 
“Beautifully written . . .this book delves into environmental sciences with a fresh perspective.”
New Scientist
 
“The essays of The Global Forest are a beautiful and poetic tribute to their subject, based on wide-ranging scientific knowledge.”
– E.O. Wilson
 
“An important book with many significant insights into the interconnectedness of trees and other life forms.”
Orion Magazine
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