Finding the mother tree : discovering the wisdom of the forest / Suzanne Simard.Material type: TextPublisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2021Copyright date: ©2021Edition: First editionDescription: [xi], 348 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates: illustrations (chiefly color) ; 25 cmISBN: 052565609X; 9780525656098Subject(s): Simard, S. (Suzanne) | Forest conservation | Trees -- Conservation | Forest regeneration | Conservationists -- United States -- Biography | Women conservationists -- United States -- BiographyGenre/Form: Biography. LOC classification: SD411.52.S56 | A3 2021
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"This is a Borzoi book" -- title page verso.
Includes bibliographical references (pages -332) and index.
Introduction: Connections -- Ghosts in the forest -- Hand fallers -- Parched -- Treed -- Killing soil -- Alder swales -- Bar fight -- Radioactive -- Quid pro quo -- Painting rocks -- Miss Birch -- Nine-hour commute -- Core sampling -- Birthdays -- Passing the wand -- Epilogue: The Mother Tree project.
"A personal and scientific work on trees, forests, and the author's profound discoveries of tree communication"--
Simard illuminates the fascinating and vital truths: that trees are not simply the source of timber or pulp, but are a complicated, interdependent circle of life; that forests are social, cooperative creatures connected through underground networks by which trees communicate their vitality and vulnerabilities with communal lives not that different from our own. At the center of it all, the Mother Trees: the mysterious, powerful forces that connect and sustain the others that surround them. Born and raised into a logging world in the rainforests of British Columbia, Simard writes of her own journey of understanding who we are and our place in the world, and how the Mother Tree nurtures the forest in the profound ways that families and human societies do. -- adapted from jacket