Virtual Event: An Afternoon with Jane Goodall and Peter Wohlleben

discussing

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

moderated by DONNA SEAMAN

Date

May
16
Sunday
May 16, 2021
1:00 PM ET

Location

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Harvard Book Store is thrilled to partner with independent bookstores across the country to welcome renowned primatologist and conservationist JANE GOODALL and PETER WOHLLEBEN—author of the acclaimed, bestselling The Hidden Life of Trees—for an uplifting conversation about the natural world in celebration of Peter's latest book, The Heartbeat of Trees: Embracing Our Ancient Bond with Forests and Nature.

Their conversation will be moderated by DONNA SEAMAN, editor for adult books at Booklist and author of Identity Unknown: Rediscovering Seven American Women Artists.

Ticketing

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Admission Ticket - $32.00: Includes one admission link and one copy of The Heartbeat of Trees. US shipping also included. Books will be shipped to ticket-holders following the event. Please note: we are unable to ship internationally.

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About The Heartbeat of Trees

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 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

“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

“Human beings are desperate to not feel alone in the universe. We are not. 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 and Last Child in the Woods

Donna Seaman
Donna Seaman

Donna Seaman

Donna Seaman is the Editor for Adult Books at Booklist. Seaman has written for the Chicago Tribune, the Los Angeles Times, and other publications. Seaman created the anthology In Our Nature: Stories of Wildness; her author interviews are collected in Writers on the Air: Conversations about Books, and she is the author of Identity Unknown: Rediscovering Seven American Women Artists.

Jane Goodall
Jane Goodall

Jane Goodall

Dr. Jane Goodall DBE is an ethologist and environmentalist. From infancy she was fascinated by animal behavior, and in 1957 at 23 years old, she met the famous paleoanthropologist Dr. Louis Leakey while she was visiting a friend in Kenya. Impressed by her passion for animals, he offered her the chance to be the first person to study chimpanzees, our closest living relatives, in the wild. Author of many books for adults and children and featured in countless documentaries and articles, Jane has reached millions around the world with her lectures, podcasts and writings. She was appointed as a UN Messenger of Peace, is a Dame of the British Empire and has received countless honors from around the world.

Photo Credit: Andrew Zuckerman

Peter Wohlleben
Peter Wohlleben

Peter Wohlleben

Peter Wohlleben spent over twenty years working for the forestry commission in Germany before leaving to put his ideas of ecology into practice. He now runs an environmentally-friendly woodland in Germany, where he is working for the return of primeval forests. He is the author of numerous books about the natural world including the New York Times bestseller The Hidden Life of Trees, The Inner Lives of Animals, and The Secret Wisdom of Nature, which together make up his bestselling The Mysteries of Nature Series. He has also written numerous books for children including Can You Hear the Trees Talking? and Peter and the Tree Children.




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