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The Weather Detective

Rediscovering Nature's Secret Signs
Narrated by: Nicholas Guy Smith
Length: 6 hrs and 11 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (43 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

The internationally best-selling author of The Hidden Life of Trees shows how we can decipher nature's secret signs by studying the weather.

In this first-ever English translation of The Weather Detective, Peter Wohlleben uses his long experience and deep love of nature to help decipher the weather and our local environments in a completely new and compelling way. Analyzing the explanations for everyday questions and mysteries surrounding weather and natural phenomena, he delves into a new and intriguing world of scientific investigation.

At what temperature do bees stay home? Why do southerly winds in winter often bring storms? How can birdsong or flower scents help you tell the time? These are among the many questions Wohlleben poses in his newly translated book. Full of the very latest discoveries, combined with ancient now-forgotten lore, The Weather Detective helps you read nature's secret signs and discover a rich new layer of meaning in the world around you.

©2018 Peter Wohlleben (P)2018 Penguin Audio

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Very little about the weather.

The first chapters are exactly what i was hoping the whole book would be, unfortunately most of the book is not. Having said that, it is full of valuable information and inspirations about nature.

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Don't bother unless you live in the UK

It would have been good to know that this book is directed to those who live in the UK. If you garden in the USA, forget it.

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i enjoyed his book about trees. I wanted to know

I wanted to know about the weather. This wasn't really much to do about weather besides the beginning. interesting, but not what I was promised by the title.

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Where’s the weather?

I enjoyed the general information and the narration was great, but I bought the book for weather information which was limited to the first few chapters. Feel like the name of the book is false-leading.

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