- Trees of the World
This extraordinary comprehensive illustrated Encyclopedia of trees really is unparalleled. We couldn’t find a comparable work on the german market. More than 1.300 trees can be identified and classified with it. Also valuable topics like tree-evolution, life cycle, climate and pollution, cultivation, selection of trees and planting, suitable soils and surroundings are covered.
- The Tree
The british scientist Colin Tudge writes very comprehensive and elegant about the genesis of trees, how they live, absorb nutrients, reproduce and communicate with each other. Tudge takes the reader on a journey to the rainforests of Costa Rica, to the Redwoods in California, to Panama, Brasil, New Zealand and China. A fantastic interdisciplinary mixture of history, science, philosophy and environmentalism.
- The long long life of trees
This book by Fiona Stafford – scientist, radio host and university professor in Oxford – reads like a walk through the woods. From oak to hawthorn Stafford discovers the science and symbology of the 17 most common trees.
- Trees, woods and forests
Charles Watkins takes us on a sociological and cultural trip through the history of trees. In an entertaining way he reveals how our interaction with trees has changed over time and thereby questions common and outdated forestry practices. He refers to the current status of research of historians, botanists, ecologists, geographers and the forestry itself. A fascinating overview of human interaction with one of the most valuable ressources of our planet.
- The wild trees
This book revolves around the most fascinating and biggest trees of the world – the Redwoods. Richard Preston tells the passionate and gripping story about a group of botanists, all on their own exploring the for the most part uncharted canopies of the Redwoods in California.
Did you know that plants can sense light, chemicals, temperature, mechanical stimulation, electricity and sound? Anyone who wants to find out more we recommend this book by Richard Karban. Detailed and comprehensible he unfolds how plants learn, how they perceive their environment and how they process and transmit those perceptions.
To the joy of many of the TreehouseConference’s participants, this book by forest ranger Peter Wohlleben is now available in english language. In a very entertaining and personal way Wohlleben gives his readers an understanding of the trees communication and interaction. He shows that beech trees live in a social community and oaks are more of loners. A book I read through in a day.
Aristotles versus Newtons world view. Christopher is reading this thrilling non-fiction-story right now. All excited he told me that it provides interdisciplinary insights he recklessly missed in school. In an elegant and smooth-to-read narration about the life of a Douglas Fir you learn everything from the big bang to decease about this and other fascinating living things. This book is so good, you gotta read it twice, says Christopher.
Saving the world with mushrooms? Sounds adventurous at first and above all: what’s that got to do with trees? In this groundbreaking handbook you learn why mushrooms are the best and most simple solution against environmental pollution, how they transform pollutants and how you support sustainable forests with the help of mushroom cultivation.
Anyone who is interested in the magical world of mushrooms now – and I don’t mean the psychedelic ones – will bogart this work with illustrations by Beatrix Potter. It offers a vivid overview of the secretive world of mushrooms and current scientific discoveries: the way we nowadays use mushrooms as medicine, drug or food is discussed, along with mushroom biology and what the cause is for mushroom poisoning. A cultural, scientific and historical accumulation, authored by a passionate scientist – Nicholas Money.
I love Powell’s! I’m so glad you had a chance to stop there before going home.
yeah it was quite an experience:)
There are so many books I need to read. You guys are the best. And The Tree, by Colin Tudge, is just one of my favorites. I couldn’t stop reading it. I have a tattoo inspired by the book.
thanks Casey, it’ll be my next read. I’m looking forward!
I just ordered The Tree by Colin Tudge – which has great reviews online, and sounds like a great book. Thanks to both of you for your suggestion!
you’re welcome Tim! Let us know what you think of the book if you like!