Forest walking : discovering the trees and woodlands of North America / Peter Wohlleben and Jane Billinghurst.Material type: TextLanguage: English Original language: German Publication details: Vancouver, BC : Greystone Books, 2022.Edition: New editionDescription: 230 pages : illustrations, map ; 22 cmISBN:
- Wohlleben, Peter, 1964- Gebrauchsanweisung f|r den Wald. Selections. English
- 582.16097 23
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"Portions of this book were previously published in Gebrauchsanweisung f|r den Wald � 2017 by Piper Verlag GmbH, Munich/Berlin-- English translation of these excerpts � 2022 by Jane Billinghurst-- This new edition with additional material first published in English by Greystone Books in 2022."--Title page verso.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 216-218) and index.
Total immersion -- The root of the matter -- What the trees can tell you -- Leaves, nuts, and seeds -- The beauty of bark -- Hitching a ride or paying the rent? -- The importance of decay -- Spotlight on the decomposers -- Interpreting the forest for children -- Forest activities with children -- The forest at night -- Seasonal walks -- Hidden connections -- Spotting wildlife -- Finding beauty in small things -- A walk on the wild side -- Relying on the forest to survive -- Comfort in the forest -- Striking out cross-country -- Choosing your wardrobe -- Getting creative.
"When you walk in the woods, do you use all five senses to explore your surroundings? For most of us, the answer is no--but when we do engage all our senses, a walk in the woods can go from pleasant to immersive and restorative. Forest Walking teaches you how to get the most out of your next adventure by becoming a forest detective, decoding nature's signs and awakening to the ancient past and thrilling present of the ecosystem around you. What can you learn by following the spread of a root, by tasting the tip of a branch, by searching out that bitter almond smell? What creatures can be found in a stream if you turn over a rock--and what is the best way to cross a forest stream, anyway? How can you understand a forest's history by the feel of the path underfoot, the scars on the trees along the trail, or the play of sunlight through the branches? How can we safely explore the forest at night? What activities can we use to engage children with the forest? Throughout Forest Walking, the authors share experiences and observations from visiting forests across North America: from the rainforests and redwoods of the west coast to the towering white pines of the east, and down to the cypress swamps of the south and up to the boreal forests of the north. With Forest Walking, German forester Peter Wohlleben teams up with his longtime editor, Jane Billinghurst, as the two write their first book together, and the result is nothing short of spectacular. Together, they will teach you how to listen to what the forest is saying, no matter where you live or which trees you plan to visit next."--
Issued also in electronic format.
In English, with portions translated from the German.