The Global Forest: Forty Ways Trees Can Save Us

Category: Book
By (author): Beresford-Kroeger, Diana
Subject:  NATURE / Ecology
  NATURE / Ecosystems & Habitats / Forests & Rainforests
  NATURE / Plants / Trees
  SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Ecology
Publisher: Penguin Books
Published: November 2011
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 192
Size: 7.67in x 5.07in x 0.48in
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From The Publisher* A lushly written, compelling tribute to trees-grounded in a wide range of scientific knowledge.

Renowned scientist Diana Beresford-Kroeger presents an unforgettable and highly original work of natural history with The Global Forest. She explores the fascinating and largely untapped ecological and pharmaceutical properties of trees: leaves that can comb the air of particulate pollution, fatty acids in the nuts of hickory and walnut trees that promote brain development, the compound in the water ash that helps prevent cancer, aerosols in pine trees that calm nerves. In precise, imaginative, and poetic prose, she describes the complexity and beauty of forests, as well as the environmental dangers they face. The author's indisputable passion for her subject matter will inspire readers to look at trees, and at their own connection to the natural world, with newfound awe.

Biographical NoteDiana Beresford-Kroeger is a botanist and medical biochemist who is an expert on the medicinal, environmental, and nutritional properties of trees. Her work has been featured in The New York Times and on NPR. A scientific advisor to the Archangel Ancient Tree Archive, she lives in Ontario, Canada.