The Weather Detective

The Weather Detective

Rediscovering Nature's Secret Signs

Book - 2018
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The internationally bestselling author of The Hidden Life of Trees shows how we can decipher nature's secret signs by studying the weather.

The internationally bestselling author of The Hidden Life of Trees shows how we can decipher nature's secret signs by studying the weather.

In this first-ever English translation of The Weather Detective, Peter Wohlleben uses his long experience and deep love of nature to help decipher the weather and our local environments in a completely new and compelling way. Analyzing the explanations for everyday questions and mysteries surrounding weather and natural phenomena, he delves into a new and intriguing world of scientific investigation.

At what temperature do bees stay home? Why do southerly winds in winter often bring storms? How can birdsong or flower scents help you tell the time? These are among the many questions Wohlleben poses in his newly translated book. Full of the very latest discoveries, combined with ancient now-forgotten lore, The Weather Detective helps you read nature's secret signs and discover a rich new layer of meaning in the world around you.
Publisher: New York, NY :, Dutton,, [2018]
Copyright Date: ©2018
ISBN: 9781524743741
Branch Call Number: ANF 551.5 WOH
Characteristics: xi, 195 pages ; 20 cm

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mclarjh
May 28, 2019

Disappointing compered to the author's other books. Should be called "The Gardener's Handbook."

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Kinesisca
Apr 17, 2019

If you loved the Hidden Life of Trees!, just don't. So many things made that book awesome, and this one just isn't. Not particularly well-written, well-translated (I'm guessing, otherwise the writing is really awful), insightful, or witty. If you are specifically looking for a book about weather and its relation to gardening, then this book might be useful.

ontherideau Nov 27, 2018

An excellent natural science book written with heart. Keep in mind this is a translation from Germany. I stopped mid sentence to understand how "winds from the west brought in moisture from the Atlantic". For North America of course Atlantic winds are from the east.

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dirtbag
Sep 02, 2018

Well done introduction to appreciating the nature around us. Also enjoyed his other books...especially The Hidden Life of Trees.

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