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    DescriptionColin Tudge's "The Secret Life of Trees: How they Live and Why they Matter" explores the hidden role of trees in our everyday lives - and how our future survival depends on them. What is a tree? As this celebration of the trees shows, they are our countryside; our ancestors descended from them; they gave us air to breathe. Yet while the stories of trees are as plentiful as leaves in a forest, they are rarely told. Here, Colin Tudge travels from his own back garden round the world to explore the beauty, variety and ingenuity of trees everywhere: from how they live so long to how they talk to each other and why they came to exist in the first place. Lyrical and evocative, this book will make everyone fall in love with the trees around them. "A love-letter to trees". ("Financial Times"). "One of those books you want everyone to have already read". ("Sunday Telegraph"). "Wonderful, invaluable and timely. Tudge is as illuminating a guide as one could wish for". ("Daily Mail"). "Everyone interested in the natural world will enjoy "The Secret Life of Trees". I found myself reading out whole chunks to friends". ("The Times" Books of the Year). Colin Tudge started his first tree nursery in his garden aged 11, marking his life-long interest in trees. Always interested in plants and animals, he studied zoology at Cambridge and then began writing about science, first as features editor at the "New Scientist" and then as a documentary maker for the BBC. Now a full-time writer, he is a Fellow of the Linnean Society of London and visiting Research Fellow at the Centre of Philosophy at the London School of Economics. His books include "The Variety of Life" and "So Shall We Reap".


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    Title
    The Secret Life of Trees
    Subtitle
    How They Live and Why They Matter
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Colin Tudge
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 464
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 26 mm
    Weight: 336 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780141012933
    ISBN 10: 0141012935
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: SCP
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.1
    BIC subject category V2: WNP
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 24270
    DC22: 582.16
    BISAC V2.8: NAT034000
    Thema V1.0: WNP
    Publisher
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Publication date
    06 July 2006
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Colin Tudge started his first tree nursery in his garden aged 11, marking his life-long interest in trees. Always interested in plants and animals, he studied zoology at Cambridge and then began writing about science, first as features editor at the New Scientist and then as a documentary maker for the BBC. Now a full-time writer, he appears regularly as a public speaker, particularly for the British Council and is a Fellow of the Linnean Society of London and visiting Research Fellow at the Centre of Philosophy at the London School of Economics. His books include The Variety of Life and So Shall We Reap. The Secret Life of Trees brings together Colin Tudge's knowledge of trees and his fascination with them, built up from trips to the rainforest in Costa Rica, Panama and Brazil, to his time India, New Zealand, China, the United States ... and his own back garden. He is unable to choose a favourite tree, believing that variety's the thing.