The Tree - A Natural History of What Trees Are, How They Live, and Why They Matter-logo

The Tree - A Natural History of What Trees Are, How They Live, and Why They Matter

Colin Tudge

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A blend of history, science, philosophy, and environmentalism, The Tree is an engaging and elegant look at the life of the tree and what modern research tells us about their future. There are redwoods in California that were ancient by the time Columbus first landed, and pines still alive that germinated around the time humans invented writing. There are Douglas firs as tall as skyscrapers, and a banyan tree in Calcutta as big as a football field. From the tallest to the smallest, trees inspire wonder in all of us, and in The Tree, Colin Tudge travels around the world-throughout the United States, the Costa Rican rain forest, Panama and Brazil, India, New Zealand, China, and most of Europe-bringing to life stories and facts about the trees around us: how they grow old, how they eat and reproduce, how they talk to one another (and they do), and why they came to exist in the first place. He considers the pitfalls of being tall; the things that trees produce, from nuts and rubber to wood; and even the complicated debt that we as humans owe them. Tudge takes us to the Amazon in flood, when the water is deep enough to submerge the forest entirely and fish feed on fruit while river dolphins race through the canopy. He explains the "memory" of a tree: how those that have been shaken by wind grow thicker and sturdier, while those attacked by pests grow smaller leaves the following year; and reveals how it is that the same trees found in the United States are also native to China (but not Europe). From tiny saplings to centuries-old redwoods and desert palms, from the backyards of the American heartland to the rain forests of the Amazon and the bamboo forests, Colin Tudge takes the reader on a journey through history and illuminates our ever-present but often ignored companions.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Enn Reitel

Length:

19h 56m


Chapters

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05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:18


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

07:21


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

03:22


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

05:00


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

05:06


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

05:16


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

03:19


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

06:57


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

07:40


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

06:33


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

06:39


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

06:27


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

05:06


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

05:56


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

07:00


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

04:40


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

04:57


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

05:18


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

05:31


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

05:59


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

06:49


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

06:00


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

07:37


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

05:52


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

05:31


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

05:20


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

04:33


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

05:31


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

07:14


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

06:15


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

05:57


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

06:58


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

04:47


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

07:10


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

07:02


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

06:29


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

03:47


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

05:05


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

04:01


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

06:58


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

05:14


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

07:44


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

07:52


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

05:58


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

07:19


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

06:52


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

04:58


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

07:00


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

07:41


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

04:32


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

04:19


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

05:19


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

05:35


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

06:39


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

06:31


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

05:36


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

04:46


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

06:02


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

06:55


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

07:32


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

06:07


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

04:35


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

07:28


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

07:55


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

05:00


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

03:52


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

07:15


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

03:31


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

07:54


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

06:49


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

06:05


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

07:45


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

07:43


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

05:05


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

03:47


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

05:04


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

06:24


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

05:30


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

04:29


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

04:35


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

06:38


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

04:11


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

05:47


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

06:45


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

06:11


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

06:50


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

06:13


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

06:56


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

06:28


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

04:32


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

05:23


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

07:49


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

06:50


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

05:13


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

04:41


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

06:56


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

06:59


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

07:04


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

05:39


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

06:08


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

06:21


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

05:14


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

05:07


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

05:59


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

06:16


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

07:31


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

05:57


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

05:17


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

06:11


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

07:46


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

07:27


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

04:26


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

06:06


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

06:37


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

05:23


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

05:46


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

07:22


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

05:25


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

05:49


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

08:02


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

03:03


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

04:27


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

06:32


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

07:38


Chapter 125
Chapter 125

06:16


Chapter 126
Chapter 126

05:18


Chapter 127
Chapter 127

06:30


Chapter 128
Chapter 128

05:46


Chapter 129
Chapter 129

06:16


Chapter 130
Chapter 130

05:22


Chapter 131
Chapter 131

05:15


Chapter 132
Chapter 132

05:42


Chapter 133
Chapter 133

06:53


Chapter 134
Chapter 134

06:12


Chapter 135
Chapter 135

04:58


Chapter 136
Chapter 136

07:33


Chapter 137
Chapter 137

05:46


Chapter 138
Chapter 138

03:31


Chapter 139
Chapter 139

05:41


Chapter 140
Chapter 140

05:30


Chapter 141
Chapter 141

04:55


Chapter 142
Chapter 142

05:24


Chapter 143
Chapter 143

04:53


Chapter 144
Chapter 144

07:18


Chapter 145
Chapter 145

06:44


Chapter 146
Chapter 146

07:03


Chapter 147
Chapter 147

06:27


Chapter 148
Chapter 148

06:30


Chapter 149
Chapter 149

03:05


Chapter 150
Chapter 150

07:19


Chapter 151
Chapter 151

04:16


Chapter 152
Chapter 152

04:49


Chapter 153
Chapter 153

05:12


Chapter 154
Chapter 154

05:35


Chapter 155
Chapter 155

07:00


Chapter 156
Chapter 156

06:10


Chapter 157
Chapter 157

05:20


Chapter 158
Chapter 158

06:34


Chapter 159
Chapter 159

07:32


Chapter 160
Chapter 160

06:41


Chapter 161
Chapter 161

06:11


Chapter 162
Chapter 162

07:30


Chapter 163
Chapter 163

06:59


Chapter 164
Chapter 164

07:45


Chapter 165
Chapter 165

05:02


Chapter 166
Chapter 166

05:45


Chapter 167
Chapter 167

04:42


Chapter 168
Chapter 168

04:14


Chapter 169
Chapter 169

06:10


Chapter 170
Chapter 170

07:01


Chapter 171
Chapter 171

05:26


Chapter 172
Chapter 172

06:59


Chapter 173
Chapter 173

06:40


Chapter 174
Chapter 174

06:50


Chapter 175
Chapter 175

07:24


Chapter 176
Chapter 176

06:31


Chapter 177
Chapter 177

05:37


Chapter 178
Chapter 178

05:13


Chapter 179
Chapter 179

06:40


Chapter 180
Chapter 180

07:06


Chapter 181
Chapter 181

07:09


Chapter 182
Chapter 182

07:18


Chapter 183
Chapter 183

05:44


Chapter 184
Chapter 184

08:01


Chapter 185
Chapter 185

06:21


Chapter 186
Chapter 186

05:46


Chapter 187
Chapter 187

05:10


Chapter 188
Chapter 188

04:50


Chapter 189
Chapter 189

05:33


Chapter 190
Chapter 190

05:21


Chapter 191
Chapter 191

05:36


Chapter 192
Chapter 192

06:47


Chapter 193
Chapter 193

04:57


Chapter 194
Chapter 194

03:29


Chapter 195
Chapter 195

05:29


Chapter 196
Chapter 196

07:03


Chapter 197
Chapter 197

05:08


Chapter 198
Chapter 198

03:55


Chapter 199
Chapter 199

05:43

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