In his international bestseller, The Hidden Life of Trees, Peter Wohlleben drew on the latest science to tell us about the amazing networks and social behaviour he has observed between trees. In The Weather Detective he uses the same long experience, and deep love of nature, to help us decipher the weather in a completely new and compelling way.
· At what temperature do bees stay at home?
· Why do southerly winds in winter often bring storms?
· If you cut open a hailstorm, what does that tell you?
· Why are pine cones useless as pocket weather stations?
· How do birdsong or flower scents help you tell the time?
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 whole new layer of meaning in the world around you.
Can horses feel shame? Do deer grieve? Why do roosters deceive hens?
We tend to assume that we are the only living things able to experience feelings but have you ever wondered what’s going on in an animal’s head? From the leafy forest floor to the inside of a bee hive, The Inner Life of Animals opens up the animal kingdom like never before. We hear the stories of a grateful humpback whale, of a hedgehog who has nightmares, and of a magpie who commits adultery; we meet bees that plan for the future, pigs who learn their own names and crows that go tobogganing for fun. And at last we find out why wasps exist.
Peter Wohlleben spent over twenty years working for the forestry commission in Germany before leaving to put his ideas of ecology into practice. He now runs an environmentally-friendly woodland in Germany, where he is working towards the return of primeval forests, as well as caring for both wild and domestic animals.
Wohlleben has been celebrated for his distinctive approach to writing about nature; he brings to life groundbreaking scientific research through his observations of nature and the animals he lives amongst. He is also the author of the international bestseller The Hidden Life of Trees.