The Global Forest: Forty Ways Trees Can Save Us

Paperback | November 29, 2011

byDiana Beresford-Kroeger

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A lushly written, compelling tribute to trees-grounded in a wide range of scientific knowledge, and the inspiration for Diana Beresford-Kroeger's 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 readers to look at trees, and at their own connection to the natural world, with newfound awe.

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A lushly written, compelling tribute to trees-grounded in a wide range of scientific knowledge, and the inspiration for Diana Beresford-Kroeger's documentary, Call of the Forest: The Forgotten Wisdom of TreesRenowned scientist Diana Beresford-Kroeger presents an unforgettable and highly original work of natural history with The Glo...

Diana Beresford-Kroeger is a botanist and medical biochemist who is an expert on the medicinal, environmental, and nutritional properties of trees. Her work has been featured in The New York Times and on NPR. A scientific advisor to the Archangel Ancient Tree Archive, she lives in Ontario, Canada.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:192 pages, 7.6 × 5.1 × 0.5 inPublished:November 29, 2011Publisher:Penguin Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 13:9780143120162

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“On occasion, someone understands a subject so deeply that information is transmuted into wisdom.  This book marks one of those occasions – it is rich and hopeful and compelling.” – Bill McKibben   “Beautifully written . . .this book delves into environmental sciences with a fresh perspective.” – New Scientist   “The essays of The Global Forest are a beautiful and poetic tribute to their subject, based on wide-ranging scientific knowledge.” – E.O. Wilson   “An important book with many significant insights into the interconnectedness of trees and other life forms.” – Orion Magazine