The Global Forest: Forty Ways Trees Can Save Us

Narrated by:
Wendy Tremont King

Unabridged Audiobook

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2
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1
Release Date
February 2020
Duration
5 hours 31 minutes
Summary
A pioneering scientist writes of the benefits of forest bathing and the fascinating ecological and pharmaceutical properties of trees-the inspiration for the documentary Call of the Forest: The Forgotten Wisdom of Trees.

Renowned scientist Diana Beresford-Kroeger presents an unforgettable and highly original work of natural history with The Global Forest. She explores the fascinating and largely untapped ecological and pharmaceutical properties of trees: leaves that can comb the air of particulate pollution, fatty acids in the nuts of hickory and walnut trees that promote brain development, the compound in the water ash that helps prevent cancer, aerosols in pine trees that calm nerves. In precise, imaginative, and poetic prose, she describes the complexity and beauty of forests, as well as the environmental dangers they face. The author's indisputable passion for her subject matter will inspire listeners to look at trees, and at their own connection to the natural world, with newfound awe.
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Anonymous

It actually became unbearable to finish listening to this book. A few scientific & interesting facts, then suddenly a bunch of fluffy nonsense about fairies and unicorns. It’s all very unsettling to say the least, but insulting as well to the intelligence of the listener who was expecting much more and definitely not expecting contemplative poetic passages about the “tears of our children,” blah blah blah. The sample indicated a good solid book about the importance of saving the forests of the world backed by scientific facts and research, and ways that we can each do our part to save the forests. I’m the daughter of a Forestry Professional—his second career after retirement from the US Army. My father was recognized by the Nature Conservancy for his long arduous and dedicated work to restore a tract of land to its former glory—the extremely unique Longleaf Pine habitat in the Southeastern US, a habitat which has all but vanished now, the habitat that he grew up in, walking miles through the Longleaf Forests everyday to go to school. As a child I grew up going on long weekend walks in the forests with my father. He was always teaching us everything he knew about the Forest. All my adult life I’ve been involved in some way with reforestation. My youngest son’s career (Rest in Peace dear son) was all about the importance of saving the Forests of the World. I went to Forestry School for a year in my 40s. This book is a sad waste of paper, paper made from cutting down trees. At least I didn’t buy the print version.

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Michael H.

such a deep and special book. the masterwork of a heart and mind ready to find the poetic and wise in science as well as the intuitive science of ancient traditions and lore. awe inspiring and joy inspiring

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