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Nature Forests & Rainforests

To Speak for the Trees

My Life's Journey from Ancient Celtic Wisdom to a Healing Vision of the Forest

by (author) Diana Beresford-Kroeger

Publisher
Timber Press
Initial publish date
Oct 2021
Category
Forests & Rainforests, Global Warming & Climate Change, Celtic
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9780735275072
    Publish Date
    Sep 2019
    List Price
    $32.00
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781643261386
    Publish Date
    Oct 2021
    List Price
    $11.99 USD
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781643261324
    Publish Date
    Oct 2021
    List Price
    $28.99

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“A rare gift: an inspiring tale about trees, trauma and the very purpose of life.” —Andrew Nikiforuk, author of Empire of the Beetle

Diana Beresford-Kroeger—a world-recognized botanist and medical biochemist—has revolutionized our understanding of the natural world with her startling insights into the hidden life of trees. In this riveting memoir, she uncovers the roots of her discoveries in her extraordinary childhood in Ireland. Soon after, her brilliant mind bloomed into an illustrious scientific career that melds the intricacies of the natural world with the truths of traditional Celtic wisdom.

To Speak for the Trees uniquely blends the story of Beresford-Kroeger’s incredible life and her outstanding achievement as a scientist. It elegantly shows us how forests can not only heal us as people but can also help save the planet.

About the author

Diana Beresford-Kroeger is a botanist and medical biochemist whose work uniquely combines western scientific thinking and the traditional concepts of the ancient world. Her most recent book is To Speak for the Trees: My Life’s Journey From Ancient Celtic Wisdom to a Healing Vision of the Forest.

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Editorial Reviews

“Using science and Celtic wisdom to save trees (and souls)…Beresford-Kroeger has been working to save some of the oldest life-forms on Earth.” The New York Times

“Who speaks for the trees, speaks for all nature. Diana Beresford-Kroeger is one of the rare individuals who can accomplish this outwardly complex and difficult translation from the nonhuman to human realm.” —Edward O. Wilson, entomologist and conservationist

“A rare gift: an inspiring tale about trees, trauma and the very purpose of life.” —Andrew Nikiforuk, author of Empire of the Beetle

“To read her is to be revived by the best kind of animism.” —Richard Powers, author of The Overstory

“This autobiography of learning ways to heal the damaged earth and break the tightening grips of climate crisis offers a rational and inclusive way to keep our future.” —Annie Proulx, author of The Shipping News and Barkskins