Into the Forest: The Secret Language of Trees
Forests are foundational to biodiversity and trees are essential to the planet’s survival. In Into the Forest, Susan Tyler Hitchcock has assembled a collection of essays about the phenomenal merits and magnificence of trees.
Published by National Geographic, this beautifully illustrated book encompasses science, history, and mythology from various cultures to reveal how human life has been shaped, enriched, and protected by our centuries-long relationship with healthy forests. By sharing different perspectives on how human life over many generations has been impacted by trees, we can understand interdependencies within the ecosystem’s masterful design.
Hitchcock’s exquisite prose, which is interspersed with indigenous stories and wisdom from around the world, is an excellent match to the awe-inspiring photographs that grace each page. Modern life has taken many of us from the natural world, and several essays concern the forest as a healer, underscoring the spiritual, mental, and physical health benefits of being in the company of trees.
Beyond seeing trees as resources to be harvested, the lessons from Hitchcock’s essays emphasize how the quality of life of our collective human family depends on living, breathing forests. It is a timely reminder of our shared responsibility toward conservation.
|Page Count||352 pages|
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|Category||Science & Nature|