The Secret Life of Trees: How They Live & Why They Matter

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The Secret Life of Trees: How They Live & Why They Matter Author: Format: Paperback First Published: Published By: Penguin Books Ltd Pages: 464 ISBN: 9780141012933 Categories: ,

What is a Tree? Questions the origin and nature of trees; All the Trees in the World looks at Conifers, Magnolias and other Primitives, Thoroughly Modern Broadleaves, and so on; The Life of Trees discusses How Trees Live, Which Trees Live Where, and Why, and The Social Life of Trees: War or Peace? The final section, Trees and Us, speculates on the future.

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Author Biography

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.