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Also found a copy of the Sixth Extinction by Elizabeth Kolbert.

This probably won't soothe my misantropic mood.

And to add insult to injury, I got 'The Secret Life of Trees: The Astonishing Science of What Trees Feel and How They Communicate'.

brainpickings.org/2016/09/26/t

@rostiger do you know about Suzanne Simard? She's the woman who, in the west, presented the idea that trees feel and communicate and she was not well received for a long while

@flip Thanks for the pointer - haven't heard of her before, but will look her up. Were her observations debunked, or on what basis weren't they well received?

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