The Delicate Balance of All Living Things
From the bestselling author of The Hidden Life of Trees comes an exploration of the invisible connections sustaining the entire natural world
An exploration of the invisible connections sustaining the entire natural world from the bestselling author of The Hidden Life of Trees
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, 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.
‘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
“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
“Fascinating… Wohlleben is right to remind us that everything is joined up”
Julian Glover, Evening Standard
“A fascinating read”
“Praise for The Hidden Life of Trees: ‘Marvellous’”
John Banville, Irish Times
“Praise for The Inner Life of Animals: 'Always fascinating… Wry, avuncular, careful and kind'”
Richard Kerridge, Guardian