Top 10 Best Books to Read in Trees in Biological Sciences - August 2021



Here are our top ten recommendations if you are looking for the best books to read in Trees in Biological Sciences. We have made sure our list is diverse to cater to the interests of different types of readers.

1. Finding the Mother Tree: Discovering the Wisdom of the Forest


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Trees in Biological Sciences - August 2021

NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER • From the world's leading forest ecologist who forever changed how people view trees and their connections to one another and to other living things in the forest—a moving, deeply personal journey of discovery Suzanne Simard is a pioneer on the frontier of plant communication and intelligence; she's been compared to Rachel Carson, hailed as a scientist who conveys complex, technical ideas in a way that is dazzling and profound. Her work has influenced filmmakers (the Tree of Souls of James Cameron's Avatar ) and her TED talks have been viewed by more than 10 million people worldwide. Now, in her first book, Simard brings us into her world, the intimate world of the trees, in which she brilliantly 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. Simard writes--in inspiring, illuminating, and accessible ways—how trees, living side by side for hundreds of years, have evolved, how they perceive one another, learn and adapt their behaviors, recognize neighbors, and remember the past; how they have agency about the future; elicit warnings and mount defenses, compete and cooperate with one another with sophistication, characteristics ascribed to human intelligence, traits that are the essence of civil societies--and at the center of it all, the Mother Trees: the mysterious, powerful forces that connect and sustain the others that surround them. Simard writes of her own life, born and raised into a logging world in the rainforests of British Columbia, of her days as a child spent cataloging the trees from the forest and how she came to love and respect them—embarking on a journey of discovery, and struggle. And as she writes of her scientific quest, she writes of her own journey--of love and loss, of observation and change, of risk and reward, making us understand how deeply human scientific inquiry exists beyond data and technology, that it is about understanding who we are and our place in the world, and, in writing of her own life, we come to see the true connectedness of the Mother Tree that nurtures the forest in the profound ways that families and human societies do, and how these inseparable bonds enable all our survival.

  • Author: Suzanne Simard
  • Publisher: Knopf (May 4, 2021)
  • Genre: Science & Math, Biological Sciences
  • ISBN: 978-0525656098
  • Dimensions: 6.4 x 1 x 9.5 inches

                 

2. The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate―Discoveries from A Secret World (The Mysteries of Nature, 1)


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Trees in Biological Sciences - August 2021

AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER With more than 2 million copies sold worldwide, this beautifully-written book journeys deep into the forest to uncover the fascinating—and surprisingly moving—hidden life of trees. “At once romantic and scientific, Wohlleben's view of the forest calls on us all to reevaluate our relationships with the plant world.”―Daniel Chamovitz, PhD, author of What a Plant Knows Are trees social beings? In The Hidden Life of Trees forester and author Peter Wohlleben convincingly makes the case that, yes, the forest is a social network. He draws on groundbreaking scientific discoveries to describe how trees are like human families: tree parents live together with their children, communicate with them, support them as they grow, share nutrients with those who are sick or struggling, and even warn each other of impending dangers. Wohlleben also shares his deep love of woods and forests, explaining the amazing processes of life, death, and regeneration he has observed in his woodland. After learning about the complex life of trees, a walk in the woods will never be the same again. Includes a Note From a Forest Scientist, by Dr.Suzanne Simard Published in Partnership with the David Suzuki Institute

  • Author: Peter Wohlleben
  • Publisher: Greystone Books; First English Language Edition, 8th Printing (September 13, 2016)
  • Genre: Arts & Photography, Photography & Video
  • ISBN: 978-1771642484
  • Dimensions: 5.5 x 1 x 8 inches

                 

3. Forest Bathing: How Trees Can Help You Find Health and Happiness


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Trees in Biological Sciences - August 2021

The definitive guide to the therapeutic Japanese practice of shinrin-yoku, or the art and science of how trees can promote health and happiness Notice how a tree sways in the wind. Run your hands over its bark. Take in its citrusy scent. As a society we suffer from nature deficit disorder, but studies have shown that spending mindful, intentional time around trees--what the Japanese call shinrin-yoku, or forest bathing--can promote health and happiness. In this beautiful book--featuring more than 100 color photographs from forests around the world, including the forest therapy trails that criss-cross Japan--Dr. Qing Li, the world's foremost expert in forest medicine, shows how forest bathing can reduce your stress levels and blood pressure, strengthen your immune and cardiovascular systems, boost your energy, mood, creativity, and concentration, and even help you lose weight and live longer. Once you've discovered the healing power of trees, you can lose yourself in the beauty of your surroundings, leave everyday stress behind, and reach a place of greater calm and wellness.

  • Author: Qing Dr. Li
  • Publisher: Penguin Life; Illustrated edition (April 17, 2018)
  • Genre: Science & Math, Biological Sciences
  • ISBN: 978-0525559856
  • Dimensions: 6 x 1.1 x 8.5 inches

                 

4. Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Trees: Eastern Region


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Trees in Biological Sciences - August 2021

The most comprehensive field guide available to the trees of North America's eastern region--a must-have for any enthusiast's day pack or home library--from the go-to reference source for over 18 million nature lovers. Nearly 700 species of trees are detailed in beautiful, full-color photographs of leaf shape, bark, flowers, fruit, and fall leaves, and accompanied by informative text. Both compact and comprehensive, this is the ideal companion for beginner and advanced tree-peepers alike.  Note: the Eastern Edition generally covers states east of the Rocky Mountains, while the Western Edition covers the Rocky Mountain range and all the states to the west of it.

  • Author: National Audubon Society
  • Publisher: Knopf; 24th edition (May 12, 1980)
  • Genre: Science & Math, Biological Sciences
  • ISBN: 978-0394507606
  • Dimensions: 4.14 x 1.11 x 7.71 inches

                 

5. The Nature of Oaks: The Rich Ecology of Our Most Essential Native Trees


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Trees in Biological Sciences - August 2021

“A timely and much needed call to plant, protect, and delight in these diverse, life-giving giants.” — David George Haskell, author of The Forest Unseen and The Songs of Trees With  Bringing Nature Home , Doug Tallamy changed the conversation about gardening in America. His second book, the  New York Times  bestseller  Nature’s Best Hope , urged homeowners to take conservation into their own hands. Now, he is turning his advocacy to one of the most important species of the plant kingdom—the mighty oak tree.   Oaks sustain a complex and fascinating web of wildlife.  The Nature of Oaks  reveals what is going on in oak trees month by month, highlighting the seasonal cycles of life, death, and renewal. From woodpeckers who collect and store hundreds of acorns for sustenance to the beauty of jewel caterpillars, Tallamy illuminates and celebrates the wonders that occur right in our own backyards. He also shares practical advice about how to plant and care for an oak, along with information about the best oak species for your area.  The Nature of Oaks  will inspire you to treasure these trees and to act to nurture and protect them.

  • Author: Douglas W. Tallamy
  • Publisher: Timber Press (March 30, 2021)
  • Genre: Science & Math, Biological Sciences
  • ISBN: 978-1643260440
  • Dimensions: 6.1 x 1 x 9.1 inches

                 



6. The Heartbeat of Trees: Embracing Our Ancient Bond with Forests and Nature


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Trees in Biological Sciences - August 2021

FROM THE AUTHOR OF THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER, THE HIDDEN LIFE OF TREES A powerful return to the forest, where trees have heartbeats and roots are like brains that extend underground. Where the color green calms us, and the forest sharpens our senses. In The Heartbeat of Trees, renowned forester Peter Wohlleben draws on new scientific discoveries to show how humans are deeply connected to the natural world. In an era of climate change, many of us fear we’ve lost our connection to nature—but Peter Wohlleben is convinced that age-old ties linking humans to the forest remain alive and intact. We just have to know where to look. Drawing on science and cutting-edge research, The Heartbeat of Trees reveals the profound interactions humans can have with nature, exploring: the language of the forest the consciousness of plants and the eroding boundary between flora and fauna.  A perfect book to take with you into the woods, The Heartbeat of Trees shares how to see, feel, smell, hear, and even taste the forest. Peter Wohlleben, renowned for his ability to write about trees in an engaging and moving way, reveals a wondrous cosmos where humans are a part of nature, and where conservation and environmental activism is not just about saving trees—it’s about saving ourselves, too. Praise for The Heartbeat of Trees “As human beings, we’re desperate to feel that we’re not alone in the universe. And yet we are surrounded by an ongoing conversation that we can sense if, as Peter Wohlleben so movingly prescribes, we listen to the heartbeat of all life.” —Richard Louv, author of Our Wild Calling a nd Last Child in the Woods “Astonishment after astonishment—that is the great gift of The Heartbeat of Trees . It is both a celebration of the wonders of trees, and a howl of outrage at how recklessly we profane them.” —Kathleen Dean Moore, author of Earth’s Wild Music “As Peter Wohlleben reminds us in The Heartbeat of Trees , trees are the vocabulary of nature as forests are the brainbank of a living planet. This was the codex of the ancient world, and it must be the fine focus of our future.” —Dr. Diana Beresford-Kroeger, author of To Speak for the Trees and The Global Forest “Peter Wohlleben knows the battle that lies before us: forging a closer relationship with nature before we destroy it. In The Heartbeat of Trees he takes us deep into the global forest to show us how.” —Jim Robbins, author of The Man Who Planted Trees

  • Author: Peter Wohlleben
  • Publisher: Greystone Books (June 1, 2021)
  • Genre: Science & Math, Biological Sciences
  • ISBN: 978-1771646895
  • Dimensions: 5.6 x 1.1 x 8.6 inches

                 

7. The Secret Wisdom of Nature: Trees, Animals, and the Extraordinary Balance of All Living Things -— Stories from Science and Observation (The Mysteries of Nature Book 3)


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Trees in Biological Sciences - August 2021

FROM THE AUTHOR OF THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER THE HIDDEN LIFE OF TREES “As you read these pages you will understand why I so admire Peter Wohlleben and am so in love with his work.” —JANE GOODALL Nature is full of surprises: deciduous trees affect the rotation of the Earth, cranes sabotage the production of Iberian ham, and coniferous forests can make it rain. But what are the processes that drive these incredible phenomena? And why do they matter? In The Secret Wisdom of Nature , master storyteller and international sensation Peter Wohlleben takes readers on a thought-provoking exploration of the vast natural systems that make life on Earth possible . In this tour of an almost unfathomable world, Wohlleben describes the fascinating interplay between animals and plants and answers such questions as: How do they influence each other? Do lifeforms communicate across species boundaries? And what happens when this finely tuned system gets out of sync? By introducing us to the latest scientific discoveries and recounting his own insights from decades of observing nature, one of the world’s most famous foresters shows us how to recapture our sense of awe so we can see the world around us with completely new eyes. Published in Partnership with the David Suzuki Institute.

  • Author: Peter Wohlleben
  • Publisher: Greystone Books (March 5, 2019)
  • Genre: Kindle Store, Kindle eBooks, Science & Math

                 

8. The Tree Book for Kids and Their Grown-Ups


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Trees in Biological Sciences - August 2021

The birds, the bees, the flowers and the…TREES! How do trees grow? Why do leaves change? What kind of tree is that? The acclaimed Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s guide answers all kids’ (and their parents’) tree-related questions in an easy-to-understand way. It features 33 different trees that grow in North America, from rural Georgia to the streets of New York City to the California suburbs. Each profile includes a beautiful botanical watercolor illustration by author Gina Ingoglia showing the tree as it appears in a particular season, as well as life-size depictions of its leaf, flower, and seed. Readers of all ages will be in awe over the wonderful world of trees.

  • Author: Gina Ingoglia
  • Publisher: Brooklyn Botanic Garden; Illustrated edition (December 17, 2013)
  • Genre: Children's Books, Science, Nature & How It Works
  • ISBN: 978-1889538860
  • Dimensions: 9.1 x 0.6 x 11 inches

                 

9. The Sibley Guide to Trees (Sibley Guides)


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Trees in Biological Sciences - August 2021

David Allen Sibley, the preeminent bird-guide author and illustrator, now applies his formidable skills of identification and illustration to the trees of North America. Monumental in scope but small enough to take into the field, The Sibley Guide to Trees is an astonishingly elegant guide to a complex subject. It condenses a huge amount of information about tree identification more than has ever been collected in a single book into a logical, accessible, easy-to-use format. With more than 4,100 meticulous, exquisitely detailed paintings, the Guide highlights the often subtle similarities and distinctions between more than 600 tree species native trees as well as many introduced species. No other guide has ever made field identification so clear. / Author: David Allen Sibley / ISBN: 9780375415197

  • Author: David Allen Sibley
  • Publisher: Knopf; First Edition (September 15, 2009)
  • Genre: Science & Math, Biological Sciences
  • ISBN: 978-0375415197
  • Dimensions: 6.3 x 1.08 x 9.76 inches

                 

10. Plants of the Pacific Northwest Coast


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Trees in Biological Sciences - August 2021

This classic, bestselling field guide features 794 species of plants commonly found along the Pacific coast from Oregon to Alaska, including trees, shrubs, wildflowers, aquatic plants, grasses, ferns, mosses and lichens. Areas covered are the coastal region from shoreline to alpine, including the western Cascades -- from tide pools to rain forests and meadows. Included in this massive, indispensable guide are 1100 color photographs; more than 1000 line drawings and silhouettes; clear species descriptions and keys to groups; descriptions of each plant's habitat and range; 794 range maps in color; indexes, glossary, and bibliography. Rich and engaging notes on each species describe aboriginal and other local uses of plants for food, medicine and implements, along with unique characteristics of the plants and the origins of their names. For both amateurs and professionals, this is the best and most accessible guide of its kind.

  • Author: Jim Pojar
  • Publisher: Partners Publishing; New edition (December 6, 2004)
  • Genre: Science & Math, Biological Sciences
  • ISBN: 978-1772130089
  • Dimensions: 5.6 x 1.2 x 8.4 inches