Il mondo che ci circonda è come un grande orologio: tutti gli ingranaggi sono perfettamente collegati tra loro, e ogni componente è decisiva per il tutto. Eppure è impossibile non rimanere stupefatti scoprendo le inaspettate sorprese che la natura riserva: sembra incredibile, ma esistono alberi capaci di modificare la rotazione terrestre, lupi in grado di deviare il corso dei fiumi e persino lombrichi fondamentali per la sopravvivenza dei cinghiali. Ma in che modo animali e piante, foreste e mari, montagne e cambiamenti climatici riescono a influenzarsi a vicenda? Osservatore scrupoloso e narratore appassionato, Peter Wohlleben ci mostra le connessioni alla base del sistema complesso di cui siamo parte; e grazie a decenni di esperienze come guardia forestale passate al vaglio delle più recenti scoperte scientifiche, ci rende consapevoli dei rischi che l’intervento sconsiderato dell’uomo ha sul fragile equilibrio del nostro prezioso pianeta.
- ISBN: 8811601770
- Casa Editrice: Garzanti
- Pagine: 224
"We don't really understand how the clockwork of nature functions, and as long as we don't, we shouldn't try to fix it." - Peter Wohlleben, The Secret Wisdom of Nature I should disclose that my discomfort with Peter's empathetic narrative style, is mostly just a person preference and one I've brought Leggi tutto
This is a series of essays on elements of life on Earth. The topics are fascinating. I wanted to go with the flow of Peter Wohlleben’s enthusiasm, but every time that urge got me going, I was hit by the fact that he so effortlessly shifts from science to his personal enthusiasms. This would be fine Leggi tutto
With all the hot buttons being pushed in scientific research papers, and distracting spin media, trying to sort out what is happening to our little blue canoe can be frustrating. There are, of course, major human proclivities we know of that need to be addressed if we are to stay afloat, but there i Leggi tutto
The Secret Wisdom of Nature focuses on the relationships between the flora and fauna of nature, things like how some plants, insects, birds, or animals interact with other plants, insects, or animals to survive, thrive, and multiply. Many of the relationships are fascinating and this book is full of Leggi tutto
The Secret Wisdom of Nature is an easy-to-access book on ecology, similar to The Secret Life of Trees , but boarder. Peter Wohlleben tells excellent stories about nature and the interconnecting living things in nature, including humans. Some interesting learnings: 1. Reintroducing wolfs to central Eur Leggi tutto
This is the second book in Wohlleben's trilogy...his first was the excellent The Hidden Life of Trees (I guarantee you that you will never walk through a forest the same as you did after you read that book). This book extends his inquiry to all of nature...it's quite comprehensive, though a bit too
You might also enjoy: ✱ The Hidden Life of Trees (highly recommended) ✱ The Inner Life of Animals (highly recommended) ✱ Gathering Moss (highly recommended) ✱ Mind of the Raven (highly recommended) ✱ Summer World: A Season of Bounty ✱ Winter World: The Ingenuity of Animal Survival ✱ A Naturalist at Large ✱ Leggi tutto
Very well-written and friendly book. Easy reading and moves along well, packed with interesting information on nature from trees to insects to human evolution. I can't imagine anyone finding this uninteresting. The author has an intimate connection to the natural world around him and does a great jo Leggi tutto
Very interesting and enlightening read from a conservationist, whose stance on nature I endorse: Just leave it alone.
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