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The secret network of nature : the delicate balance of all living things / Peter Wohlleben ; translated from the German by Jane Billinghurst.

Author/Creator:
Wohlleben, Peter, 1964- author.
Standardized Title:
Geheime netzwerk der natur. English
Publication:
London, England : The Bodley Head, 2018. , ©2018
Format/Description:
Book
264 pages ; 20 cm
Subjects:
Animal-plant relationships.
Mutualism (Biology)
Nature.
Symbiosis.
Food chains (Ecology)
Biotic communities.
Animal behavior.
Language:
Translated from the German.
Summary:
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 and bestselling author, 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. The earth's ecosystems are too complex for us to compartmentalise and draw up simple rules of cause and effect; but The Secret Network of Nature gives us a chance to marvel at the inner workings and unlikely partnerships of the natural world, where every entity has its own distinct purpose. And the more light that is shed on relationships between species, the more fascinating nature's web becomes.
In The Secret Network of Nature, forester and bestselling author Peter Wohlleben opens our eyes to surprising connections and unlikely partnerships in nature. We'll see how different animals, plants, rivers, rocks and weather systems co-operate, and what happens when these delicate systems are unbalanced.
Contents:
Of wolves, bears and fish
Salmon in the trees
Creatures in your coffee
Why deer taste bad to trees
Ants-secret sovereigns
Is the bark beetle all bad?
The funeral feast
Bring up the lights!
Sabotaging ham production
How earthworms control wild boar
Fairy tales, myths and species diversity
What's climate got to do with it?
It doesn't get any hotter than this
Our role in nature
The stranger in our genes
The old clock.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references.
Contributor:
Billinghurst, Jane, 1958- translator.
ISBN:
9781847925244
1847925243
9781847925251
1847925251
OCLC:
1015828220
Publisher Number:
99978861272
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