The Journeys of Trees: A Story about Forests, People, and the Future Audiobook, by Zach St. George Play Audiobook Sample

The Journeys of Trees: A Story about Forests, People, and the Future Audiobook

The Journeys of Trees: A Story about Forests, People, and the Future Audiobook, by Zach St. George Play Audiobook Sample
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Read By: Daniel Henning Publisher: Highbridge Audio Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 5.17 hours at 1.5x Speed 3.88 hours at 2.0x Speed Release Date: July 2020 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781696600019

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Longest Chapter Length:

35:27 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

21:17 minutes

Average Chapter Length:

31:32 minutes

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Forests are restless. Any time a tree dies or a new one sprouts, the forest that includes it has shifted. When new trees sprout in the same direction, the whole forest begins to migrate, sometimes at astonishing rates. Today, however, an array of obstacles—humans felling trees by the billions, invasive pests transported through global trade—threaten to overwhelm these vital movements. Worst of all, the climate is changing faster than ever before, and forests are struggling to keep up.

A deft blend of science reporting and travel writing, The Journeys of Trees explores the evolving movements of forests by focusing on five trees: giant sequoia, ash, black spruce, Florida torreya, and Monterey pine. Journalist Zach St. George visits these trees in forests across continents, finding sequoias losing their needles in California, fossil records showing the paths of ancient forests in Alaska, domesticated pines in New Zealand, and tender new sprouts of blight-resistant American chestnuts in New Hampshire. Everywhere he goes, St. George meets lively people on conservation's front lines, from an ecologist studying droughts to an evolutionary evangelist with plans to save a dying species. He treks through the woods with activists, biologists, and foresters, each with their own role to play in the fight for the uncertain future of our environment.

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“A surprisingly delightful audiobook takes what might be a dry topic—the migrations of forests and trees—and turns it into a compelling listening experience. Part of the credit goes to Daniel Henning’s lively narration. He animates this fascinating collection of stories and scientific studies at a steady pace and gives a nuanced performance…Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award.”

— AudioFile 


  • “A deeply researched book…[St. George] brings a flair for gathering and distilling esoteric scientific findings into lively, accessible explanations.”

    — Wall Street Journal
  • “A beautiful elegy to trees and the people working to preserve them…[A] compelling read.”

    — Library Journal
  • “An illuminating, enchanting, and occasionally alarming portrait of an earth in flux. I will treasure this book long into our uncertain future.”

    — Robert Moor, author of On Trails


  • Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

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About Zach St. George

Zach St. George is a science reporter who has written for the Atlantic, Scientific American, and Outside, among other publications. He earned a degree in journalism from the University of California, Berkeley.

About Daniel Henning

Charles H. Elliott, PhD, is a clinical psychologists who specializes in the treatment of anxiety and mood disorders. He is coauthor, with Laura L. Smith, PhD, of several For Dummies books, including Borderline Personality Disorder For Dummies and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder For Dummies.