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Bestselling author of The Hidden Life of Trees shows how to decipher the weather through nature's secret signs


Bestselling author of The Hidden Life of Trees, Peter Wohlleben, invites you to reconnect with nature

As soon as we step out of the door, nature surrounds. Thousands of small and large processes are taking place, details that are long often fascinating and beautiful. But we've long forgotten how to recognise them.

Peter Wohlleben, bestselling author of The Hidden Life of Trees, invites us to become an expert, to take a closer look and interpret the signs that clouds, wind, plants and animals convey. Chaffinches become weather prophets, bees are live thermometers, courgettes tell us the time.

The Weather Detective combines scientific research with charming anecdotes to explain the extraordinary cycles of life, death and regeneration that are evolving on our doorstep, bringing us closer to nature than ever before. A walk in the park will never be the same again.

Reviews

The best weather detectives are the birds, plants and animals we share this fragile world with. But how many of us nowadays can interpret the clues they offer? Peter Wohlleben delves deep into the mysteries of animal and bird behaviour, soil management, plant adaptation, and ways of mitigating the effects of climate change on our gardens and our planet.

Christopher Somerville, walking correspondent for The Times. Author of The January Man

The best weather detectives are the birds, plants and animals we share this fragile world with. But how many of us nowadays can interpret the clues they offer? Peter Wohlleben delves deep into the mysteries of animal and bird behaviour, soil management, plant adaptation, and ways of mitigating the effects of climate change on our gardens and our planet.

Christopher Somerville, walking correspondent for The Times. Author of The January Man

Wohlleben’s insightful observations of nature, combined with his signature blend of science and imagination, invite us into deeper relationship with the ecology of our homes

David George Haskell, Pulitzer finalist and author of The Forest Unseen and The Songs of Trees

Wohlleben’s insightful observations of nature, combined with his signature blend of science and imagination, invite us into deeper relationship with the ecology of our homes

David George Haskell, Pulitzer finalist and author of The Forest Unseen and The Songs of Trees

For a society increasingly distanced from nature, Wohlleben renews our appreciation of the wonderful and varied ties between the living and nonliving worlds, including those that bind our favorite plants and animals with that most familiar of all physical entities, the weather

Bill Streever, nationally bestselling author of Cold

For a society increasingly distanced from nature, Wohlleben renews our appreciation of the wonderful and varied ties between the living and nonliving worlds, including those that bind our favorite plants and animals with that most familiar of all physical entities, the weather

Bill Streever, nationally bestselling author of Cold

[A] fascinating book

Daily Mail

[A] fascinating book

Daily Mail

A treasure trove of fascinating information about the environment. A primer for the curious gardener... a book to browse and then think to yourself, 'Oh, so that's why.'

Town and Country magazine

A treasure trove of fascinating information about the environment. A primer for the curious gardener... a book to browse and then think to yourself, 'Oh, so that's why.'

Town and Country magazine

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  • Paperback

    9781846046025

    May 7, 2019

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    176 pages

    RRP $19.99

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  • Hardback

    9781846045783

    June 18, 2018

    Rider

    176 pages

    RRP $29.99

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  • EBook

    9781473555594

    June 7, 2018

    Ebury Digital

    176 pages

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