|(Thank you to the publisher and TLC Book Tours for providing me with a copy of this book!)|
about book: (summary from Goodreads)
For millennia, trees have offered renewal and inspiration. They have provided for humanity on every level, from spiritual sanctuary to the raw material for our homes, books, and food.
In this beautiful and revealing book, National Geographic combines legendary photography with cutting-edge science to illuminate exactly how trees influence the life of planet Earth—from our personal lives to the weather cycle. Beautifully illustrated essays tell the stories of the world’s most remarkable trees, from Tane Mahura in New Zealand, the ancient Maori "lord of the forest," to Pando, a single aspen spreading over 100 acres: Earth’s largest living thing. You’ll also discover how an astronaut carried tree seeds to the moon and back; the reason "microdosing" on tree gas is a sure way to boost your immune system; and why playing in the dirt boosts serotonin, happiness hormone.
For nature and science enthusiasts, as well as photography lovers, is a beautiful and edifying gift to give or cherish.
Into The Forest: The Secret Language of Trees by Susan Tyler Hitchcock is a beautiful book all about trees. The photographs are gorgeous and awesome - they capture the unique beauty of nature in all of its glory. It is truly amazing to look at. And the information provided is just fascinating. We find out about the connection of trees with humans and animals, to the ways in which trees communicate with one another. And there is just so much rich and detailed history and science about trees that is shared in this book - it makes for such a fun and informative read. I loved the book! Definitely one of my favorite reads.
I would happily recommend Into The Forest to anyone and everyone looking for their next great read, or looking for a cool coffee table book to gift to a friend - this book is it! Check it out!!
Thank you to the publisher and TLC Book Tours for providing me with a copy of this book!