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The weather detective : rediscovering nature's secret signs

Author: Peter Wohlleben; Ruth Ahmedzai Kemp
Publisher: London : Rider, 2018. ©2018.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Popular works
Additional Physical Format: ebook version :
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Wohlleben; Ruth Ahmedzai Kemp
ISBN: 9781846045783 1846045789
OCLC Number: 1041149622
Language Note: Translated form the German.
Notes: First published in Germany as Kranichflug und blumenuhr in 2012.
Includes index.
Description: xi, 164 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction: On nature's trail --
What will the weather be like?. Cloud towers and rosy sunsets ; Plants as weather prophets ; Animal weather prophets ; And what about you? --
Is it windy or cold?. Measuring wind speeds ; Ideal temperatures and living thermometers --
Rain, snow, and hail. Rain --
without it we're nothing ; How much rain is enough? ; How to water properly ; Changes in animal and plant life ; Reading hailstones ; Snow and frost --
Sun, Moon, and stars. Cold nights and starry skies ; Shooting stars and cosmic rain ; Phases of the moon ; The planets --
Sunshine and daytime. The course of the day ; Clock time and true local time ; The bird clock ; The flower clock ; The sundial --
The seasons. Ground frost ; Spring ; Summer ; Autumn ; Winter ; What does winter have in store? --
Living with climate change. Good water management ; Rising temperatures ; The impact on your garden --
Assessing your soil quality. Soil types ; Encouraging humus ; Useful garden residents ; Soil compaction and its long-term impact ; Preventing erosion --
Native flora and exotic guests. Green leaves and variegation ; Trees and shrubs: friends or foes? ; Invasive species --
Fur and feathers. Territorial behavior ; Those that help and those that harm ; Predators and prey ; Population explosions ; Birds in winter ; Nest boxes ; Undesirable squatters ; Animal invaders ; Animals wild and tame ; Abandoned offspring --
Experiencing nature with all our senses. Night vision ; Incensed by scent ; Tuning in our ears --
A return to nature.
Other Titles: Kranichflug und blumenuhr.
Responsibility: Peter Wohlleben ; translated by Ruth Ahmedzai Kemp.

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Bestselling author of The Hidden Life of Trees, Peter Wohlleben, invites you to reconnect with natureAs soon as we step out of the door, nature surrounds.  Read more...

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A treasure trove of fascinating information about the environment. A primer for the curious gardener... a book to browse and then think to yourself, 'Oh, so that's why.' * Town and Country magazine * Read more...

 
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