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Harvard Book Store Virtual Event: An Afternoon with Jane Goodall and Peter Wohlleben

May 16, 2021 @ 1:00 pm


Harvard Book Store
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Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
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discussing The Heartbeat of Trees: Embracing Our Ancient Bond with Forests and Nature
moderated by DONNA SEAMAN

Harvard Book Store is thrilled to partner with independent bookstores across the country to welcome renowned primatologist and conservationist JANE GOODALL and PETER WOHLLEBEN—author of the acclaimed, bestselling The Hidden Life of Trees—for an uplifting conversation about the natural world in celebration of Peter’s latest book, The Heartbeat of Trees: Embracing Our Ancient Bond with Forests and Nature.

Their conversation will be moderated by DONNA SEAMAN, editor for adult books at Booklist and author of Identity Unknown: Rediscovering Seven American Women Artists.


There are two ticket options available for this event.

Admission Ticket – $32.00: Includes one admission link and one copy of The Heartbeat of Trees. US shipping also included. Books will be shipped to ticket-holders following the event. Please note: we are unable to ship internationally.

Pay-What-You-Can Ticket: Includes one admission link. We suggest a $5 donation to support Harvard Book Store’s staff and our virtual event series during these difficult times. Thank you for your support!

About The Heartbeat of Trees

In The Heartbeat of Trees, renowned forester Peter Wohlleben draws on new scientific discoveries to show how humans are deeply connected to the natural world. In an era of climate change, many of us fear we’ve lost our connection to nature—but Peter Wohlleben is convinced that age-old ties linking humans to the forest remain alive and intact. We just have to know where to look.

Drawing on science and cutting-edge research, The Heartbeat of Trees reveals the profound interactions humans can have with nature, exploring:

  • the language of the forest
  • the consciousness of plants
  • and the eroding boundary between flora and fauna.

A perfect book to take with you into the woods, The Heartbeat of Trees shares how to see, feel, smell, hear, and even taste the forest.

Peter Wohlleben, renowned for his ability to write about trees in an engaging and moving way, reveals a wondrous cosmos where humans are a part of nature, and where conservation and environmental activism is not just about saving trees—it’s about saving ourselves, too.

Praise for The Heartbeat of Trees

“As Peter Wohlleben reminds us in The Heartbeat of Trees, trees are the vocabulary of nature as forests are the brainbank of a living planet. This was the codex of the ancient world, and it must be the fine focus of our future.” —Dr. Diana Beresford-Kroeger, author of To Speak for the Trees and The Global Forest

“Astonishment after astonishment—that is the great gift of The Heartbeat of Trees. It is both a celebration of the wonders of trees, and a howl of outrage at how recklessly we profane them.” —Kathleen Dean Moore, author of Earth’s Wild Music

“Human beings are desperate to not feel alone in the universe. We are not. We are surrounded by an ongoing conversation that we can sense, if, as Peter Wohlleben so movingly prescribes, we listen to the heartbeat of all life.” —Richard Louv, author of Our Wild Calling and Last Child in the Woods