The Hidden Life of Trees What They Feel, How They Communicate: Discoveries From A Secret World by Peter Wohlleben (Black Inc.) has sold 450,000 copies around the world. Wohlleben, a forester in Germany, tells stories of how trees nurture and talk to each other and he backs up his years of observations with results from recent scientific studies.
He writes how trees are like human families and communities with tree parents living together with their children with whom they communicate, support, share nutrients and warn each other of impending dangers.
In the forward to the book Tim Flannery comments: “We read in fairy tales of trees with human faces; trees that can talk, and sometimes walk. This enchanted forest is the kind of world, I feel sure, that Peter Wohlleben inhabits. His deep understanding of the lives of trees, reached through decades of careful observation and study, reveal a world so astonishing that, if you read his book, I believe that forests will become magical places for you, too.”
Read an extract of The Hidden Life of Trees below.
Thirst is harder for trees to endure than hunger, because they can satisfy their hunger whenever they want. Like a baker who always has enough bread, a tree can satisfy a rumbling stomach right away using photosynthesis. But even the best baker cannot bake without water, and the same goes for a tree: without moisture, food production stops.
A mature beech tree can send more than 130 gallons of water a day coursing through its branches and leaves, and this is what it does as long as it can draw enough water up from below. However, the moisture in the soil would soon run out if the tree were to do that every day in summer. In the warmer seasons, it doesn’t rain nearly enough to replenish water levels in the desiccated soil. Therefore, the tree stockpiles water in winter.
In winter, there’s more than enough rain, and the tree is not consuming water, because almost all plants take a break from growing at that time of year. Together with belowground accumulation of spring showers, the stockpiled water usually lasts until the onset of summer. But in many years, water then gets scarce. After a couple of weeks of high temperatures and no rain, forests usually begin to suffer. The most severely affected trees are those that grow in soils where moisture is usually particularly abundant. These trees don’t know the meaning of restraint and are lavish in their water use, and it is usually the largest and most vigorous trees that pay the price for this behavior.
In the forest I manage, the stricken trees are usually spruce, which burst not at every seam but certainly along their trunks. If the ground has dried out and the needles high up in the crown are still demanding water, at some point, the tension in the drying wood simply becomes too much for the tree to bear. It crackles and pops, and a tear about 3 feet long opens in its bark. This tear penetrates deep into the tissue and severely injures the tree. Fungal spores immediately take advantage of the tear to invade the innermost parts of the tree, where they begin their destructive work. In the years to come, the spruce will try to repair the wound, but the tear keeps reopening. From some distance away, you can see a black channel streaked with pitch that bears witness to this painful process.
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The Power of Looking at Your Yoni is a straightforward guide to help women acknowledge and celebrate their feminine essence; their VAGINAS! It is about getting back to the simple steps of building a relationship with oneself and often times that starts with looking. In this case, women looking at their vaginas, speaking love to their vaginas and simply taking time to be with themselves.These acts are revolutionary.This book explains how and why women should get back in touch with such an intimate part of themselves.
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Google celebrated the birthday of Chinua Achebe yesterday
This story is set in Nigeria. Okonkwo is a hard working farmer and a strict father. Banished for several years due to an accidental killing, he returns to his home to find the British government replacing tribal customs.
One of the many books that I was pushed to read and glad that I did growing up. Learning a new way of thinking can change your perspective on culture.
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An innovative approach to fitness applies Eastern philosophies to the Western concepts of physical well-being and sports training. . . . Unusual among fitness books for its readability and persuasiveness, this may prove to be a valuable approach for many”.- Publishers Weekly.
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This book is the result of 35 years of personally funded research into finding how shapes and different materials convert universal aether into other forces and energies. Dan has broken the code on how the process works; how nature manifests from the virtual particle soup of the aether into matter. Dan has also defined a unified field theory which puts all this into perspective, complete with the mathematical physics and a morphology of atomic structure. He defines the embryonic basis for a new branch of physics and chemistry. The implications of the breakthrough discoveries elucidated in this book have far reaching implications in every area of our lives.
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The chakras are wheels of energy inside the body. This ancient system is often thougth to have emerged from the yogic traditions of India, but in Opening to Spirit, Caroline Shola Arewa explores the importance of the chakras to the ancient Africans and Egyptians. She illustrates the common root of many of our spiritual traditions through the mythology and spirituality of Ancient Egypt, Early India and West Africa.
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To learn more about the author Caroline Shola Arewa go to www.energy-4life.com She is the founder of Energy 4 Life wellness coaching offering people the opportunity to get their Energy back and Life on track using health and conscious living techniques. Shola has five published books, including the best seller Opening to Spirit, now in its 15 year anniversary edition. Shola writes on psychology and wellness for numerous health and lifestyle magazines including, Yoga Magazine and Arik Airline. She is also a featured expert in the highly acclaimed film Yogawoman.
The psychedelic secret of freemasonry
P.D. Newman’s bold and daring theory provides a radical interpretation of Masonic symbolism. In the tradition of Wasson, Hofmann and Ruck, in “”The Road to Eleusis: Unveiling the Secret of the Mysteries”” (1978), and Heinrich’s “”Strange Fruit: Alchemy, Religion, and Magical Foods”” (1995), Newman suggests that practical psychoactive pharmacology, rather than philosophy, lies concealed in the root of some of our allegories and mysteries. Admitting to being more than a mere theoretician, Newman draws from his own personal experiences, and a wide range of sources, in presenting his theory in a logical manner, which merits consideration.
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The sick have been held hostage for their money or intangible assets since time immemorial. Doctors, even primitive and natural healers, surround themselves with mystery as they use herbs or chemicals and incantations or “prognoses” to help the sick recover. Today, the medical industry (doctors and their suppliers and insurers) takes a significant amount of the worker’s earnings. Wouldn’t it be nice if they could all go back to gardening or some other primitive and useful endeavor? Wouldn’t it be wonderful if the sick could join them?
The most promising discovery in this book is the effectiveness of electricity to kill viruses, bacteria and parasites. Does this mean you can cancel your appointment with your clinical doctor? No it does not. Killing your invaders does not make you well instantly. But happily, at your next doctor visits she or he will be removing drugs, not adding them.
You might think that such an invention should be quickly patented. That was my universal advice. But I chose not to. It helps my children, my grandchildren, and me if you are well. The whole world needs to come out of the dark ages of medicine and illness. And to learn the true causes of infection and disease. We must and can usher in the new age of disease-free living.
No diabetes, no high blood pressure, no cancer, no HIV/AIDS, no migraines, no lupus and so on!
Not a single disease is left unconquerable with this new understanding!
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The 33 Strategies of War is a comprehensive guide to the subtle social game of everyday life informed by the most ingenious and effective military principles in war. Structured in Greene’s trademark style, The 33 Strategies of War is the I-Ching of conflict, the contemporary companion to Sun Tzu’s The Art of War.
Abundantly illustrated with examples from history, including the folly and genius of everyone from Napoleon to Margaret Thatcher, Shaka the Zulu to Lord Nelson, Hannibal to Ulysses S. Grant, as well as movie moguls, Samurai swordsmen, and diplomats, each of the thirty-three chapters outlines a strategy that will help you win life’s wars. Learn the offensive strategies that require you to maintain the initiative and negotiate from a position of strength, or the defensive strategies designed to help you respond to dangerous situations and avoid unwinnable wars. The great warriors of battlefields and drawing rooms alike demonstrate prudence, agility, balance, and calm, and a keen understanding that the rational, resourceful, and intuitive always defeat the panicked, the uncreative, and the stupid. An indispensable book, The 33 Strategies of War provides all the psychological ammunition you need to overcome patterns of failure and forever gain the upper hand.