But it's really a book about gardening. This was frustrating, to say the least. Even though I am a gardening patron in our home, I didn't want to read about gardening per se. I looked up the original German title of this work and, using handy Google Translate, learned that its original subtitle was "Observe, Understand and Use Natural Phenomena in the Garden. I don't want to know how to deal with hedgehogs did I mention the author was European? Even worse for this edition, the translator was evidently British, so some things were randomly presented as if the reader lived in Albion such as being directed to the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.
That seemed to go beyond translated I'd prefer the original German references than making it specific to another country where this book was not purchased. Wohlleben did have some interesting things to say, especially about biological diversity in the garden. But that wasn't the book I signed up for. At least it s a very quick read, if not a Good one. View 1 comment. Dec 12, Peter Tillman rated it it was ok Shelves: did-not-finish , sci-tech , lost-interest. As others have noted, this is really a book about gardening in Western Europe.
It's well-written, but not what I was looking for. Skimmed a library copy. The Weather Detective is the third book of Peter Wohlleben 's that I've had the pleasure of enjoying.
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Like the previous two, Wohlleben draws upon his experience working as a forester and living deep within nature to paint a vibrant photo of the natural world. While the book is called The Weather Detective , only the first half of the book is strictly meteorological. The second half delves into how the weather, among other things, affects our gardens and the animals within it. While some of this The Weather Detective is the third book of Peter Wohlleben 's that I've had the pleasure of enjoying.
While some of this information is recycled from the previous two books, the information is still extremely interesting and good to know - so it makes sense to present it again, if this might be the only book of his someone picks up. This book is a quick read, as I found most of his books to be, but one that can be returned to again and again. It covers everything from what you can learn by bisecting a hailstone to how to determine the chemical makeup of your soil.
Is your soil compacted? Then here is how to aerate it. Are all non-native plants bad? How can you predict a first frost? All of this and more would serve to help anyone further enjoy their garden and create in it a safe-haven of nature that would help the world all the more. I adore this fellow's books, and I look forward to his next release. I would love to find more writers like him. Aug 06, Nicole rated it it was ok. I enjoyed that part and learned a lot of good information about the relationship between our environment and the weather!
However, the rest of the book centers on gardening? That's not what I picked up the book for. The flow of ideas in each chapter felt very haphazard as well. Oh and one note: The author is from and lives in Germany, so every example in the book relates to Western Europe and their weather and wildlife. It's still a useful read even if you don't live there. Oct 11, Shelley Sackier rated it really liked it.
I am a massive fan of The Farmer's Almanac and have been as early as I can recall, as growing up in Wisconsin, you're guaranteed to hear most every farmer bark out his opinion on exactly how the year is going to unfold due to the time-trusted data he gets from his knees, how fuzzy the woolly worms are growing, or the amount of acorns gumming up his tractor. As much as I relied upon this type of information to guide me toward planting and harvesting dates--or more important, how many cords of wood I am a massive fan of The Farmer's Almanac and have been as early as I can recall, as growing up in Wisconsin, you're guaranteed to hear most every farmer bark out his opinion on exactly how the year is going to unfold due to the time-trusted data he gets from his knees, how fuzzy the woolly worms are growing, or the amount of acorns gumming up his tractor.
As much as I relied upon this type of information to guide me toward planting and harvesting dates--or more important, how many cords of wood to have stacked and ready--I came across a book by Peter Wohlleben and newly translated into English: The Weather Detective: Rediscovering Nature's Secret Signs. I have been waiting for this much-wanted text ever since a German friend of mine had read it and pitied me for not being able to recall any of my four brilliant years of studying school textbook German. Anyway, the laughs on her now. I have it too. And I'm wholly grateful for it, as Mr.
Wohllenben has a way of taking some rather complex science and putting it into laymen's terms. So I guess that would be TWO translations done with this text. It is not a scientific book. It is not a manual on nature. It is a walk in the garden, the woods, the park--a reveal of Mother Nature and her many hidden gems. A guide that illuminates the answers to quirky questions like, 'At what temperature do bees stay home? But now I do. And I even know how to plant a flower garden that can act as a clock, blossoms opening on the hour. I love information like this.
Old folklore, peculiar meteorological indicators, and nature's hidden secrets. It is all bound within the slender pages of this primer. Perhaps bad for all authors out there, Mr. Wohlleben will encourage people to put down their books and go for a walk. Maybe bring this one along. I'll be honest, I didn't know what to expect from this book. I downloaded it because the title intrigued me The author wasn't a terrible author, on the contrary, the writing was well done. The content of the book, however, was allll over the place. I expected a book about learning to read the signs in nature to determine weather and meteorological patterns, right?
I got a little bit of that, but the I got a whole ton of everything else as well. Talking about hedgehogs to I'll be honest, I didn't know what to expect from this book. Talking about hedgehogs to birds to even a small section on seasonal affective disorder. It was so unfocused that I had a hard time even finishing it.
Honestly, if it hadn't been an audiobook I probably wouldn't have finished. I wish I could have got the book the title promised Based on the title, subtitle, and jacket description, you'd think this was a book about weather. I was expecting some old-timey, low tech wisdom of how to become an amateur weather forecaster. But it's really a book about gardens. I have a lawn and some garden boxes, so that's fine for me.
I like reading about nature and animals, so I did somewhat enjoy this one. And the first 20 or so pages do focus on weather. So, it gets a middle of the road star rating from me. It's fine for what it is, but the weather content was barely part of this book and I did enjoy that part more than the rest of it. Debated giving up on this one, but I really thought it would get better. The first third of the book was actually about weather with bits of gardening information interspersed.
Two thirds of the way through became exclusively gardening. Then the last third he just lost all direction completely and started bringing up random subjects like he had a contract to fulfill for the book length and just ran out of things to talk about. Disappointing after the Hidden Life of Trees. Feb 23, Jennifer rated it really liked it. I really liked this book. It's great because it covers a lot of ground and feels sufficiently supported by science. It speaks to a European or UK audience however, so you have to translate those lessons back to NA if you live where I do.
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But he's stoicly poetic. Jul 11, Wayne McCoy rated it liked it Shelves: non-fiction. It's also continuing in the vein of his other works. In this work, the author seems to want us to slow down a bit and look and listen around us. The weather can be seen in the signs in our gardens, and how the critters who inhabit our yards are acting.
How plants can survive in global warming, how much water is enough for plants, and what creatures we should allow in our yard 'The Weather Detective' by Peter Wohlleben with English translation by Ruth Ahmedzai Kemp is the third book by the author. How plants can survive in global warming, how much water is enough for plants, and what creatures we should allow in our yards are also discussed. The cycle of seasons, and the moon, and a typical day are opined on.
It's a short work, and only the first third is about the weather. I was hoping there might be a bit more content on the subject, but I still found myself liking the work. It's a book to read and relax with. A book to read outside as you listen to the wind and the birds. I received a review copy of this book from Dutton-Penguin Random House in exchange for an honest review.
Thank you for allowing me to review this book. Jul 18, Haralambi Markov rated it it was ok Shelves: non-fiction. Rather misleading title and description. Weather comes up only at the start of the book - the whole reason I bought this book was to gain understanding for research purposes on a project. Instead, I have mostly a text that waxes poetic about gardening, recites basic science facts hardly anyone needs a reminder that the Earth circles the sun, and that astronomy concerns itself with the study of stars and follows no particular structure. It's a good book for someone who's led a deeply urban life divorced from nature, or a novice gardener.
But there's not much weather detecting done, the interesting bits from the description are given in the description, and there not that many secret signs to read. Feb 27, David Fonteyn rated it it was amazing. Peter Wohlleben's latest book is a must read for all permaculture advocates and gardeners as well as environmentalists who understand nature in panpsychist terms. Wohlleben explains how to read many aspects of nature's signs, from being able to tell the time of day from birdcalls or flowers, to knowing the type of soil from the weeds or understanding the weather and how to predict it.
He also looks at climate change and its effects, and ways, as a gardener, to adapt to a warming climate. He expl Peter Wohlleben's latest book is a must read for all permaculture advocates and gardeners as well as environmentalists who understand nature in panpsychist terms. He explains how to build resilience in the garden, both for food production as well as ornamental plants and developing habitat through interconnection and managing pests.
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Much of the way to read nature comes through information from all the senses, and he outlines a sensory approach to encountering nature, and if nothing else, as a way of becoming closer to it and more in touch with it, both for health reasons - physical and mental - and simply for enjoyment.
The book is centred around gardening and the way wider nature operates and how to integrate your garden into the wider system. Although it is Eurocentric, focusing on Germany where Wohlleben lives, and Britain, the principles, once understood, can easily be utilised anywhere. Based in science, yet primarily from first hand experience, Wohlleben utilises numerous aspects of knowledge including folk knowledge such as sayings about the weather and folk stories, as well as internet websites with information on animals and plants in the local region.
He argues for a language of science grounded in feelings, story and metaphor, and his book is presented as an example of such a language. Ultimately, this book is an invitation for the reader to explore nature through all the senses, utilising our brains to redevelop and sharpen our senses and sensitivity to the natural world that is around us and made less visible due to the modernity we all live within, whether we live in highly urbanised environments or in untouched ecosystems.
Dec 30, Heidi rated it it was amazing. I gave this 5 stars, though I almost removed one for the somewhat misleading title. I expected it to be more about the weather. It's about nature and the garden and the processes of the garden - including weather and seasons. All of which I loved. This would ideally be read by someone with some green space in Europe as it names specific plants and animals whose behavior one can watch for signs of specific weather. The same general trends I'm sure can be used here on the West Coast of North Ameri I gave this 5 stars, though I almost removed one for the somewhat misleading title.
The same general trends I'm sure can be used here on the West Coast of North America but I'd have to find my own plants and animals to watch. The author'd be pleased if I did so for much of the book is about a love for nature and a deep observation of the nature around you. Determining the temperature of your local space and seeing how it differs from the nearest weather station, seeing a contrail and knowing it means cold and dry conditions far up, and which winds bring which weather are all a part of the deeper connections to nature this book tries to foster. The tone and mood is meditative and appreciative of the world around us, capturing the feeling of a walk in a frosty wood where you appreciate the silence and see a little further into the world of the wild things.
His stories of the animals in his woods - I'm thinking of his trials with martens nesting in his engine and then attacking his cars - are engaging. He combines a respect for nature and recommendations for gardening in respectful and sustainable manners with an appreciation for the fact that not everyone is going to be planting solely native organic gardens. His description of picking nesting boxes and bird seed is very useful for that, despite the fact I'd have to look for different specifics than his choices.
I'd imagine this is the gardener or nature lovers version of the Great British Baking Show - something you can turn to for a calm bit of enjoyment that might be in the realm of something you can achieve yourself. This is also much more personal and observational and lighter on the science than his "Hidden Life of Trees" which was also a great book.
Nov 01, Judith rated it it was amazing Shelves: science , science-biology-geology , chemistry , biology , weather , ecology , gardening. This is my third book by Wohlleben. I've enjoyed and learned a lot from his previous two and this one did not disappoint me. How much information you will learn obviously depends upon your previous interest in weather and its phenomena; I did the Girl Scout Weather Badge and so a number of the "signs" of weather I already knew.
There are others he does not cover because they are distinctly geographical, i.
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Wohlleben, however, assumes little or no knowledge abou This is my third book by Wohlleben. Wohlleben, however, assumes little or no knowledge about weather in the reader and explains the cycles of the earth and such clearly and distinctly for these readers. As always his style of writing is what I call "chatty"; it is as though he is carrying on a conversation right opposite you.
All three of his books encourage us to understand and through understanding enjoy more our natural world, whether forest, plains, garden. Dec 09, Rebecca rated it liked it Shelves: nonfiction , enviroment , paper-book , own. Going into The Weather Detective, I realized this book would likely be a stretch for me, but- hey-I was in a cute bookstore with a giant coffee so anything was possible and I bought it! In front of the elevator to go up into the building there is a spot to look, then you can head up the elevator to the second floor. Head into the office where there will be some Yakuza inside, and they decide to misunderstand you and you have to beat them up.
Ohato will then meet you outside, having finally realized he should be there for his son. Before you go over there make sure you have completely full health and some recovery items and extracts. This Side Case involves fighting the hardest enemy in the game, so you want to go in fully prepared. Before you take on this fight you want most of the combat related skills.
Basically everything in the Ability category, and all of the avoidance and guarding related skills in the Battle category. Without them this fight will be extremely difficult to get through. Speak to the man in the coat when ready, and he will challenge you to a duel. You will be transported to an arena when you accept, and you will immediately want to use any extracts you want active at the start of this fight. The opponent will start of the fight by grabbing you and stealing your phone, which stops you using other items. You can still use shortcut items though, so make sure to bind items to those for the fight.
During this fight the opponent basically has 3 phases. First phase is fighting as normal, but the arena has electrified walls that only actually damage you, so you want to try and stay away from the walls as much as you can as hitting them takes off a significant portion of your health. After a bit he switched to a different weapon that causes red balls to fly at you very quickly, and this is where you want to be charging EX gauge to use against him. This charges your EX gauge very quickly with having Re-Guard and Heart of a Champion unlocked, allowing you to then use EX Boost to attack him and stop him dropping your health.
Because of how fast the balls are you can even charge the EX Gauge back up to full while EX Boost is active, which is very helping. Keep hitting him while EX Boost is active. After that you can take other requests from Bar Tender. Miki grabs the other guy and starts tossing him over his head in some sort of wrestling move, which Yagami thinks is as good as any photo of money changing hands. Instead of going to the nearby window, walk around the hallway and go through the door around the corner, then snap a pic through the gap. Head over to the marked location in front of the Modern Mahjong building, then head up to the fourth floor and examine the sign for the business.
Head over to Don Quijote to buy one, then go back to the office again. Change into the Janitorial clothes then speak to the man outside. Head back downstairs and fly the drone up to the window, then go back upstairs for the final time. The client wants you to pose as a decoy for a man who is going to be doing a performance, and wants you to draw away reporters who have been hounding him. After that change into a different outfit in your inventory so that you can get away.
At Bantam, there should be a guy standing off to the side of the bar you can talk to. The clues should lead you over to Wette Kitchen on the West side of the map, head upstairs to look for her. Inspect all three women and none of them will match, but Yagami will note two of them are similar.
While investigating, first look at all the plated fish on the table and the bowl of ice, then look at the pond close to you. Head to Sushi Gin to speak to the owner. He says that they fired a man who might have been the person in question. Show him the picture that the lady gave you of the man who stole her purse. The Chef suggest you go to a pachinko parlor to look for the man, this is located just South of Theater Square. The man who meets you there says the cat is very valuable for unspecified reasons, and it needs to be found before someone else finds it. First thing you should do is head to the third floor of this building, where there is a shop with a bunch of cats in it.
Head over to the marked area and you should hear a cat meowing. Walk near the green power box and look up on the light fixture and you should see the cat on top with an interact prompt. It wanders into Millennium Tower, so follow it in there to the marked spot on the lower floor. The suit guys all come back out again and the man offers to double your pay in exchange for the cat, to which you can choose to cooperate or not. I opted not too, at which point they will attack you again.
Put on your Dirty Clothes disguise, then continue the next section of tailing. Reward: 80 SP The first bomb you need to find is just slightly up the alley, closer to the white car. After you disarm this you are phoned by the bomber, who says you need to find a third bomb before it goes off.
Complete the chase segment to get it back and complete the case. Win or lose to complete the side case. Reward: SP The the hint mentions an ox and an inn, which should you lead you to Akaushimaru Hotel District , which is the small triangular shop on the North-Western corner of the map. Head there to disarm the bomb and complete the case. You can choose to pay, or not. Up to you. You can view her necklace, her face, the bill, the cash register, the ash tray, the bathroom door, her right hand, and then finally her left hand.
Wait until her and the man initiate physical contact, then snap a picture. Aname asks you to follow him and help him out. First stop is the marked location on Pink Street, just above the label on the map. Here you see a few men standing on the street and have to spot Meguro, he is the one on the back left.
You then tail him for a bit as he walks around and gets frightened by different black objects. You can head up to the Turtle Financing break room for one intel source. When you get inside put on your Stakeout disguise before heading near them to eavesdrop. You then have to fight Adachi and a group of thugs he calls over. You have a nice interaction with Kaito, then end the case. This should lead you to Poppo Showa St. Head away from the area, then you can go find her inside Tender at the bar.
Same deal again now, head away from here and you can find her at Tender. Head to the marked location just East of Theater Square, and spot the guy engaging in some sketchy activity.
You then tail him to Cafe Mijore where he meets up with another man. Put on your Stakeout disguise then head inside to eavesdrop on them. You should see the group of fans standing outside a building, look at them when you get near them. After you beat him up both him and Tokunaga seem convinced Yagami also wears a wig, but the case will end. You should actually head over to the??? Head over to the alley just behind the Detective Agency, the van will be in the North-East corner.
Interact with the door of the van and an alarm will go off, you have to pick the lock within two minutes to turn it off. Burger Fugitive — Found at the intersection of Taihai Blvd. He has 5 bars of health and hits extremely hard, so make sure to engage in full use of the area and all the available objects when fighting him. Remember you can pause and use items from in your phone inventory to heal or pop supplements, so make use of them if you need.
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