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  • Published: 7 May 2019
  • ISBN: 9781846046025
  • Imprint: Rider
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 176
  • RRP: $19.99

The Weather Detective

Rediscovering Nature’s Secret Signs




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.

  • Pub date: 7 May 2019
  • ISBN: 9781846046025
  • Imprint: Rider
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 176
  • RRP: $19.99

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Praise for The Weather Detective

“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

“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 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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