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The Secret Life of Trees by Peter Wohlleben

This book looks at the scientific discoveries that trees are like human families. Wohllenben makes the case that trees live together with their children, communicate, support them as they grow and feed them nutrients if they are sick or struggling.


The Life of Plants: A Metaphysics of Mixture by Emanuele Coccia

Plants give life to the Earth. They produce the atmosphere that surrounds us  and are the origin of the oxygen we breathe. Coccia argues that as the very creator of atmosphere, plants occupy the fundamental position form which we should analyse all elements of life


Entangled Life: How Fungi Make our Worlds, Change our Minds and Shape our Future by Merlin Sheldrake

‘Entangled Life is a mind-altering journey into a spectacular and neglected world, and shows that fungi provide a key to understanding both the planet on which we live and life itself’.


The Dark Stuff: Stories from the Peatlands by Donald S. Murray

Donald explores his early life on the Isle of Lewis together with the experiences of those who lived near moors further afield such as the Highlands and islands of Scotland, the Netherlands, Germany, Ireland and Australia. E looks at how the moor has been represented in literature, folklore and art.


Underland by Robert Macfarlane

This book is a journey into the world beneath our feet. From the ice-blue depths of Greenland’s glaciers, to the underground networks through which trees communicate, from Bronze Age burial chamber sot the rock art of remote Arctic sea caves, this is a voyage into the planet’s past and future