Diana Beresford-Kroeger – The Global Forest


A pioneering scientist writes of the benefits of forest bathing and the fascinating ecological and pharmaceutical properties of trees – the inspiration for the documentary Call of the Forest: The Forgotten Wisdom of Trees.

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 listeners to look at trees, and at their own connection to the natural world, with newfound awe.

Author: Diana Beresford-Kroeger
Narrator: Wendy Tremont King
Duration: 5 hours 31 minutes
Released: 20 Nov 2002
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Language: English

User Review:

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Nesbitt starts with the terrible things the climate crisis is doing today, but his list is different from the lists of Bill Mckibben in Falter or David Wallace-Wells in Uninhabitable Earth. The water crisis is a major fear for him. But his terrible events are just as scary theirs. In the end, though, Nesbitt is somewhat upbeat, saying that disruptive companies in the free market economy will likely save us. Overall, it’s very interesting and well thought out. The only drawback is that Nesbitt is his own reader. His writing is much better than his reading. A professional reader would have made this excellent book much better.