• The Weather Detective

  • Rediscovering Nature's Secret Signs
  • By: Peter Wohlleben
  • Narrated by: Nicholas Guy Smith
  • Length: 6 hrs and 11 mins
  • 4.3 out of 5 stars (141 ratings)

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The Weather Detective

By: Peter Wohlleben
Narrated by: Nicholas Guy Smith
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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

Critic reviews

“A guidebook on how everything we need to know about the weather can be learned by paying close attention to our natural surroundings in general and our gardens in particular…You'll never look at your garden the same way again.” (Kirkus Reviews)

“Wohlleben’s insightful observations of nature, combined with his signature blend of science and imagination, invite us into deeper relationship with the ecology of our homes.” (David George Haskell, Pulitzer finalist and author of The Forest Unseen and The Songs of Trees)

“For a society increasingly distanced from nature, Wohlleben renews our appreciation of the wonderful and varied ties between the living and nonliving worlds, including those that bind our favorite plants and animals with that most familiar of all physical entities, the weather.” (Bill Streever, nationally best-selling author of Cold)