Body Language of Trees, The

by C. Mattheck, K. Bethge, K. Weber

The book is over 500 pages long, in full colour throughout with a mixture of photographs and coloured diagrams. Drawings and text are by Claus in co-operation with Klaus Bethge and Karlheinz Weber. This English language version has been translated from the German by Ralf Friese. One quarter of the book comprises a section on wood decay fungi. An index and bibliography are provided.


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This book is a digest of a quarter century of tree research at the Karlsruhe Research Centre (now KIT) promotes deeper understanding of the body language of trees explains their defect symptoms, their failure, and their sorrows shows fungal fruit bodies as witnesses in court discloses universal forms in animate and inanimate nature save people from trees and trees from people The method of tree inspection described in this book is based on observation of nature and on folk mechanics verified by computerized methods and field studies. It is the basis of many court decisions and is used all over the world. This is a handshake of science with friends of trees. ©2015 Hardback 548 pp. ISBN: 9783923704897

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Weight2.01 kg
Dimensions25 × 20 × 4 cm