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Titre To speak for the trees : my life's journey from ancient Celtic wisdom to a healing vision of the forest / Diana Beresford-Kroeger
Auteur Beresford-Kroeger, Diana, 1944- author
Éditeur Toronto : Random House Canada, [2019]
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Genre anglais Autobiographies
Sujet anglais Beresford-Kroeger, Diana, 1944-
Botanists -- Biography
Biochemists -- Biography
Celts -- Biography
Forest ecology
Forests and forestry -- Folklore
Trees -- Ecology
Trees -- Folklore
Genre français Autobiographies
Sujet français Beresford-Kroeger, Diana, 1944-
Botanistes -- Biographies
Biochimistes -- Biographies
Celtes -- Biographies
Écologie forestière
Forêts -- Folklore
Arbres -- Écologie
Arbres -- Folklore
Description 295 pages ; 22 cm.
Bibliographie Includes bibliographical references (pages 285-287) and index.
Résumé "Canadian botanist, biochemist and visionary Diana Beresford-Kroeger's startling insights into the hidden life of trees have already sparked a quiet revolution in how we understand our relationship to forests. Now, in a captivating account of how her life led her to these illuminating and crucial ideas, she shows us how forests can not only heal us but save the planet. When Diana Beresford-Kroeger--whose father was a member of the Anglo-Irish aristocracy and whose mother was an O'Donoghue, one of the stronghold families who carried on the ancient Celtic traditions--was orphaned as a child, she could have been sent to the Magdalene Laundries. Instead, the O'Donoghue elders, most of them scholars and freehold farmers in the Lisheens valley in County Cork, took her under their wing. Diana became the last ward under the Brehon Law. Over the course of three summers, she was taught the ways of the Celtic triad of mind, body and soul. This included the philosophy of healing, the laws of the trees, Brehon wisdom and the Ogham alphabet, all of it rooted in a vision of nature that saw trees and forests as fundamental to human survival and spirituality. Already a precociously gifted scholar, Diana found that her grounding in the ancient ways led her to fresh scientific concepts. Out of that huge and holistic vision have come the observations that put her at the forefront of her field: the discovery of mother trees at the heart of a forest; the fact that trees are a living library, have a chemical language and communicate in a quantum world; the major idea that trees heal living creatures through the aerosols they release and that they carry a great wealth of natural antibiotics and other healing substances; and, perhaps most significantly, that planting trees can actively regulate the atmosphere and the oceans, and even stabilize our climate. This book is not only the story of a remarkable scientist and her ideas, it harvests all of her powerful knowledge about why trees matter, and why trees are a viable, achievable solution to climate change. Diana eloquently shows us that if we can understand the intricate ways in which the health and welfare of every living creature is connected to the global forest, and strengthen those connections, we will still have time to mend the self-destructive ways that are leading to drastic fires, droughts and floods."-- Provided by publisher
ISBN 9780735275072 (hardcover)
Bibliothèque Note Cote Statut
 BENNY - Adultes - Documentaires    925.8 BER  RETOUR 22-02-13
 BIBLIO-COURRIER - Adultes - Documentaires  COLL. ANGL.  925.8 BER  DISPONIBLE
 DU BOISÉ - Adultes - Documentaires    925.8 BER  DISPONIBLE
 MORDECAI-RICHLER - Adultes - Documentaires  COLL. ANGL.  925.8 BER  DISPONIBLE
 PIERREFONDS - Adultes - Biographies    925.8 BER  RETOUR 22-01-16
 SAUL-BELLOW - Adultes - Biographies    925.8 BER  DISPONIBLE
 VIEUX-SAINT-LAURENT - Adultes - Documentaires    925.8 BER  RETOUR 22-12-02
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