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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.

©2010 Diana Beresford-Kroeger (P)2020 Tantor

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Incredible insight and wisdom

IUt is very rare that i ever find a book that aligns so closely with my personal insights.
this is such a book. Of all the tens of thousands of audiobooks I have listened to and many were about similar subjects, this is in a different class altogether
thanks you for this gift.
Bravo!

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great book

a perfect book for our times. it is beautifully written in full of wisdom and loaded with an extraordinary depth of information.

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Trees are amazing

I had many aha moments, very enlightening, I have always loved trees this book takes me to a higher level of understanding.