To speak for the trees : my life's journey from ancient Celtic wisdom to a healing vision of the forest / Diana Beresford-Kroeger.

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    • Abstract:
      Summary: "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.
    • Notes:
      Includes bibliographical references (pages 285-287) and index.
      22 48
    • ISBN:
      9780735275072
      0735275076
    • Accession Number:
      neos.8827920
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    • ABNT:
      BERESFORD-KROEGER, D. To speak for the trees : my life’s journey from ancient Celtic wisdom to a healing vision of the forest. [s. l.]: Random House Canada, 2019. ISBN 9780735275072. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat06118a&AN=neos.8827920&custid=s3443875. Acesso em: 29 jan. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Beresford-Kroeger D. To Speak for the Trees : My Life’s Journey from Ancient Celtic Wisdom to a Healing Vision of the Forest. Random House Canada; 2019. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat06118a&AN=neos.8827920&custid=s3443875. Accessed January 29, 2020.
    • APA:
      Beresford-Kroeger, D. (2019). To speak for the trees : my life’s journey from ancient Celtic wisdom to a healing vision of the forest. Random House Canada. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat06118a&AN=neos.8827920&custid=s3443875
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Beresford-Kroeger, Diana. 2019. To Speak for the Trees : My Life’s Journey from Ancient Celtic Wisdom to a Healing Vision of the Forest. Random House Canada. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat06118a&AN=neos.8827920&custid=s3443875.
    • Harvard:
      Beresford-Kroeger, D. (2019) To speak for the trees : my life’s journey from ancient Celtic wisdom to a healing vision of the forest. Random House Canada. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat06118a&AN=neos.8827920&custid=s3443875 (Accessed: 29 January 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Beresford-Kroeger, D 2019, To speak for the trees : my life’s journey from ancient Celtic wisdom to a healing vision of the forest, Random House Canada, viewed 29 January 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Beresford-Kroeger, Diana. To Speak for the Trees : My Life’s Journey from Ancient Celtic Wisdom to a Healing Vision of the Forest. Random House Canada, 2019. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat06118a&AN=neos.8827920&custid=s3443875.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Beresford-Kroeger, Diana. To Speak for the Trees : My Life’s Journey from Ancient Celtic Wisdom to a Healing Vision of the Forest. Random House Canada, 2019. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat06118a&AN=neos.8827920&custid=s3443875.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Beresford-Kroeger D. To speak for the trees : my life’s journey from ancient Celtic wisdom to a healing vision of the forest [Internet]. Random House Canada; 2019 [cited 2020 Jan 29]. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat06118a&AN=neos.8827920&custid=s3443875