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The weather detective : rediscovering nature's secret signs
The weather detective : rediscovering nature's secret signs
Wohlleben, Peter2018
"At what temperature do bees stay home? Why do southerly winds in winter often bring storms? How can you plant a garden that tells the time, or know how many tumbles a hailstone has made through a cloud? These are among the many questions that international-bestselling author Peter 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 natural world around you. Powerful and fascinating, with an eye toward wonder, Wohlleben's new masterpiece will remind you of the magic of Mother Nature, and teach you the hidden significance in everything from rain and wind and your garden soil to the pull of the moon."--Jacket.
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The weather detective : rediscovering nature's secret signs / Peter Wohlleben ; translated by Ruth Ahmedzai Kemp.
New York : Dutton, an imprint of Penguin Random House, 2018
xi, 195 pages ; 20 cm.
Includes index."First published in Germany as Kranichflug und Blumenuhr in 2012."In English, translated from the German.
Introduction: On nature's trail -- What will the weather be like?. Cloud towers and rosy sunsets ; Plants as weather prophets ; Animal weather prophets ; And what about you? -- Is it windy or cold?. Measuring wind speeds ; Ideal temperatures and living thermometers -- Rain, snow, and hail. Rain--without it we're nothing ; How much rain is enough? ; How to water properly ; Changes in animal and plant life ; Reading hailstones ; Snow and frost -- Sun, Moon, and stars. Cold nights and starry skies ; Shooting stars and cosmic rain ; Phases of the moon ; The planets -- Sunshine and daytime. The course of the day ; Clock time and true local time ; The bird clock ; The flower clock ; The sundial -- The seasons. Ground frost ; Spring ; Summer ; Autumn ; Winter ; What does winter have in store? -- Living with climate change. Good water management ; Rising temperatures ; The impact on your garden -- Assessing your soil quality. Soil types ; Encouraging humus ; Useful garden residents ; Soil compaction and its long-term impact ; Preventing erosion -- Native flora and exotic guests. Green leaves and variegation ; Trees and shrubs: friends or foes? ; Invasive species -- Fur and feathers. Territorial behavior ; Those that help and those that harm ; Predators and prey ; Population explosions ; Birds in winter ; Nest boxes ; Undesirable squatters ; Animal invaders ; Animals wild and tame ; Abandoned offspring -- Experiencing nature with all our senses. Night vision ; Incensed by scent ; Tuning in our ears -- A return to nature.
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