The Weather Detective by Peter Wohlleben


In his international bestseller, The Hidden Life of Trees, Peter Wohlleben drew on the latest science to tell us about the amazing networks and social behaviour he has observed between trees. In The Weather Detective he uses the same long experience, and deep love of nature, to help us decipher the weather in a completely new and compelling way.

  • At what temperature do bees stay at home?
  • Why do southerly winds in winter often bring storms?
  • If you cut open a hailstorm, what does that tell you?
  • Why are pine cones useless as pocket weather stations?
  • How do birdsong or flower scents help you tell the time?

Full of the very latest discoveries, combined with ancient now-forgotten lore, The Weather Detective helps you read nature's secret signs and discover a whole new layer of meaning in the world around you.


eter Wohlleben spent over twenty years working for the forestry commission in Germany before leaving to put his ideas of ecology into practice. He now runs an environmentally friendly woodland in Germany, where he is working towards the return of primeval forests, as well as caring for both wild and domestic animals.

Wohlleben has been celebrated for his distinctive approach to writing about nature; he brings to life groundbreaking scientific research through his observations of nature and the animals he lives amongst. He is also the author of international bestsellers including The Hidden Life of Trees and The Inner Life of Animals.


ISBN: 9781846045783
ISBN-10: 1846045789
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 176
Available: 7th June 2018
Publisher: Ebury Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.2 x 14.4  x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.31