Sunday, July 18, 2010

Book Review: The Global Forest by Diana Beresford-Kroeger

The Global Forest
Thank you to Penguin Group USA for another fantastic eye-opening book.  The Global Forest by Diana Beresford-Kroeger is a must-read; a collection of short essays, as can only be written by someone with a true passion for life and the Earth we all share.  

Trees and plants are all around us, and sadly, the first of many things we take for granted.  However, as Diana Beresford-Kroeger's beautifully composed essays tell us, life as we know it would be changed forever without them.  This is a truly unique book; part history lesson, part biology class, and all woven together seamlessly like a walk through nature.  How many of our modern-day medicines come from the healing herbal secrets, uncovered by aboriginal peoples?  Animals have even evolved to seek out certain species of plant life; from the bucks rubbing their itchy, shedding antlers on the trees with natural antiseptic growing right in their bark, to the hippos feasting on a steady diet of favorite plants, to help them sweat out their own natural form of sunscreen.  It's amazing how in-tune animal species are with nature's ability to heal, grow, and protect; a lesson we all could stand to re-learn.  Plants provide so much more than just the air we breathe, and a little greenery in our landscapes.  Without them, our entire planet's survival would be in jeopardy.  By taking care of our forests, we take care of ourselves.

The Global Forest is easily one of our new favorite must-reads to be added to our green library.  We certainly have a whole new appreciation and respect for nature, and hope others will also.




No promotional consideration was paid for this post.  One copy of "The Global Forest" was provided by the publisher for the purpose of this review.

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