Buying Options

Kindle Price: $14.99
includes tax, if applicable

These promotions will be applied to this item:

Some promotions may be combined; others are not eligible to be combined with other offers. For details, please see the Terms & Conditions associated with these promotions.

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

<Embed>
Kindle App Ad
The Secret Life of Trees: How They Live and Why They Matter (Penguin Press Science) by [Tudge, Colin]

Follow the Author

Something went wrong. Please try your request again later.


The Secret Life of Trees: How They Live and Why They Matter (Penguin Press Science) Kindle Edition

4.5 out of 5 stars 76 ratings

See all 5 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price
New from Used from
Kindle
$14.99

Length: 453 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
Page Flip: Enabled Language: English
  • Similar books to The Secret Life of Trees: How They Live and Why They Matter (Penguin Press Science)

60 Kindle Books for $2 each
Browse our selection of Kindle Books discounted to $2 each. Learn more

Product description

Product Description

'Everyone interested in the natural world will enjoy The Secret Life of Trees. I found myself reading out whole chunks to friends' The Times, Books of the Year

What is a tree? As this celebration of the trees shows, they are our countryside; our ancestors descended from them; they gave us air to breathe. Yet while the stories of trees are as plentiful as leaves in a forest, they are rarely told.

Here, Colin Tudge travels from his own back garden round the world to explore the beauty, variety and ingenuity of trees everywhere: from how they live so long to how they talk to each other and why they came to exist in the first place. Lyrical and evocative, this book will make everyone fall in love with the trees around them.

About the Author

Colin Tudge started his first tree nursery in his garden aged 11, becoming an accomplished cacti grower by the age of eighteen and marking his life-long interest in trees. Always interested in plants and animals, he studied zoology at Cambridge and then began writing about science, first as features editor at the New Scientist and then as a documentary maker for the BBC. Now a full-time writer, he appears regularly as a public speaker, particularly for the British Council and is a Fellow of the Linnean Society of London and visiting Research Fellow at the Centre of Philosophy at the London School of Economics. His books include The Variety of Life: A Survey and Celebration of All the Creatures that have Ever Lived and So Shall We Reap.

The Secret Life of Trees brings together Colin Tudge's knowledge of trees and his fascination with them, built up from trips to the rainforest in Costa Rica, Panama and Brazil, to his time India, New Zealand, China, the United States ... and his own back garden. He is unable to choose a favourite tree, believing that variety's the thing.


Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 4412 KB
  • Print Length: 453 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0141012935
  • Publisher: Penguin (6 July 2006)
  • Sold by: Penguin UK
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B002RI9O8M
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • X-Ray:
  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Customer Reviews:
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #131,426 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
click to open popover

Customer reviews

4.5 out of 5 stars
4.5 out of 5
76 customer ratings
How does Amazon calculate star ratings?

Review this product

Share your thoughts with other customers
Reviewed in Australia on 21 May 2017
Format: Kindle EditionVerified Purchase

Top international reviews

M. F. Johnson
5.0 out of 5 stars Fascinating. You will not want to put this book down.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 15 June 2017
Verified Purchase
7 people found this helpful
Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Report abuse
Sarugumo
4.0 out of 5 stars The Secret Life of Trees
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 8 May 2009
Verified Purchase
24 people found this helpful
Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Report abuse
AnneH
5.0 out of 5 stars A definitive guide to trees, where they grow, ...
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 12 May 2017
Verified Purchase
4 people found this helpful
Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Report abuse
CLB
3.0 out of 5 stars Very small print.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 23 February 2020
Verified Purchase
Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Report abuse
See One
5.0 out of 5 stars Good quality
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 12 January 2018
Verified Purchase
Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Report abuse
Jo
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 23 January 2018
Verified Purchase
Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Report abuse
Alun
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Read
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 22 July 2013
Verified Purchase
Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Report abuse
Midge
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 19 January 2014
Verified Purchase
Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Report abuse
Sweet Nostalgia
5.0 out of 5 stars A serious treatise on Trees
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 5 September 2016
Verified Purchase
Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Report abuse
Ravenred
5.0 out of 5 stars I really like trees !
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 31 March 2019
Verified Purchase
Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Report abuse
George Farlow
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 28 January 2018
Verified Purchase
Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Report abuse
robert graham
5.0 out of 5 stars Very interesting book and easily written.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 23 June 2016
Verified Purchase
One person found this helpful
Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Report abuse
Corinne Brown
5.0 out of 5 stars Great read
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 26 January 2019
Verified Purchase
Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Report abuse
Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Dad loves It
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 31 July 2013
Verified Purchase
Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Report abuse
gm.kelly
5.0 out of 5 stars Secret life of trees.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 31 December 2012
Verified Purchase
Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Report abuse