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Into the Forest

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Into the Forest is a book by Susan Tyler Hitchcock.

I only received a small sample of this book, but I will say there are some absolutely stunning pictures of trees, which I truly enjoyed.

But, this book is definitely not just about the pictures. It is filled with information about the science behind trees, the history trees have played as a part of culture over the centuries, and more.

If you would like an in-depth look at trees, and what makes them tick, this might be the book for you.

I would like to thank National Geographic for providing me with a free digital sample of this book in exchange for my review. Thank you.
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This is a beautiful book filled with exactly the sort of breathtakingly gorgeous photographs one might expect from National Geographic. The text was also interesting, incorporating easy to understand scientific explanations, history, mythology, poetry, and more. This would be a fun coffee table book to browse, and a lovely gift for nature lovers. I could see planning vacations around visiting some of the trees mentioned here.

It's a good quality hardcover book with fonts that are easy to read. I didn't notice the dimensions of the book when I ordered it, so I was initially surprised at how small it is (a little less than 9" by 9"). Once I adjusted, I found that I like this size; it's easier to hold than a larger book.

Thanks to National Geographic for providing me with an unproofed ARC sample through NetGalley. I volunteered to provide an honest review. I enjoyed the sample so much that I purchased the book.
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This book was so BEAUTIFUL, oh my gosh!! I loved this book, it was worth reading. There was so much great, educational information that was so fun to read and the illustrations were perfect. I learned SO MUCH and would definitely buy this book for me AND others. 5 out of 5 stars.
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Beautiful book, lovely photography and nice stories to go with it. 
Unfortunately there's not a lot more I can say about it, but I would've loved to have had a hand held copy of this book rather an E-book, it's just so much majestic and magical, would've liked to see more

Many thanks to Netgalley and publishers for the FREE ARC in return for my review.
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This seems to be a book with beautiful photographs, I would love to see an actual hardback copy of this book. 
My digital download was very hard to read and the photos were cut off oddly.
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This looks like it will be a beautiful book. I got a chance to preview a sample chapter, which included some beautiful images of trees, tree rings, and more. The text that accompanies the photo describes some anecdotes about trees. The tree ring account talks about how trees build the rings, etc. There is one about Pando, the largest living organism, composed of thousands of trees. I loved the photos in the book. The text descriptions were great too. I learned a lot in just the sample chapter I got for review purposes. I look forward to seeing the final book in print!
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received a sample of Into the Forest: The Secret Language of Trees by Susan Tyler Hitchcock, which is currently scheduled for release on April 5 2022. This review is based on the sample rather than the complete book. 

For millennia, trees have offered renewal and inspiration. They have provided for humanity on every level, from spiritual sanctuary to the raw material for our homes, books, and food. In this beautiful and revealing book, National Geographic combines photography with  science to illuminate how trees influence the life of planet Earth; from our personal lives to the weather cycle. Illustrated essays tell the stories of the world’s most remarkable trees; from Tane Mahura in New Zealand, the ancient Maori "lord of the forest," to Pando, a single aspen spreading over 100 acres: Earth’s largest living thing. You’ll also discover how an astronaut carried tree seeds to the moon and back; the reason "microdosing" on tree gas is a sure way to boost your immune system; and why playing in the dirt boosts serotonin, happiness hormone.

Into the Forest: The Secret Language of Trees grabbed my attention first because of the photography. I found the chosen photographs to be stunning in their own right. When combined with the information about the trees themselves, and how amazing they are in the grand scheme of things the images took on even more beauty and importance.  I really enjoyed the sample I received of this book, and I anticipate enjoying the final product as well, both visually and intellectually. I look forward to getting my hands on a print copy, and would recommend it for library collections and those that are interested in the subject matter and photography.
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A beautiful book, but the advanced readers copy unfortunately only has nine pages. So I loved what I could read, beautiful photography and nice stories. Wish I could see the rest!
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Reading the excerpt that was there, the book will bring the reason why the forest makes us feel the way it does, it will also help us understand the secrets that has been uncovered as people researched trees. Although this was only a sample of the book, it was like being in the forest, with its magical powers, the quietness that comes over you, and just breathing in the smell of the forest.
I received an ARC of the sample through National Geographic, and I think the book is going to come to life when you read it, make you sense things, feel things, and begin to realize the secrets of the trees in the forest.
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This is an gorgeous book and very well written.  This book uncovers the hidden science of trees.  From how they influence the weather to how they influence us in our personal lives.  This is definitely a book to pick up and enjoy if you are curious about trees or just want to know more about them.
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Susan Tyler's Hitchcock's INTO THE FOREST is quiet splendor, both beautiful and moving as well as profoundly educational and illuminating. The pages I was privileged to see were splendid photographs and lyrical prose that have moved me to look at the trees around me in a whole different light, more respectful and protective of their magnificent grace.  I expect this would be one of this rarest of luscious coffee table books, ones that you display proudly and actually read to profound effect. I received an early copy of this book and my review is my own, unbiased opinion.
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As this is a sample, I didn’t get a chance to read through the full book, but the photos in the few pages I saw were just gorgeous
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The parts of this book that I saw was just breathtaking. The photographs depict the enormity, majestic and whimsical nature of the beautiful trees. I learned a little about the rings on a tree. Although I wish the sample included more pages, the parts I did see where phenomenal. Thanks to the publisher for allowing me to review an ARC sample of part of the book on NetGalley.
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This was just a 9-page sample of the book, but I already like what I'm seeing! I love trees and learning about them, so I feel like this is a great informational book. It could also be a really nice coffee table book that I would definitely pick up time and time again.
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Into the Forest
by Susan Tyler Hitchcock
Pub Date: April 5, 2022
National Geographic 
NOTE: This is a sample for review purposes, not the full book.
Thanks to the author, publisher, and NetGalley for the sample pages of this book. 
I liked the pictures and it will make a beautiful coffee table book. 

4 stars
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Into the Forest: The Secret Language of Trees is a photo book that will appeal to nature lovers and would make a great coffee table book.
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Sadly a teaser of a few pages only, but what was shown is very intriguing. Love the pictures and writing descriptions. Would recommend.
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I really enjoyed this sample. It seems like information about trees is presented in a way to be easily accessible to those who are not science-minded but are curious. The sample doesn’t have great picture formatting but from what I can see they look like nice pictures. I’ll be keeping an eye out for this one.
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Small sample, but I loved the photos and there is tons of great information. I’ve already preordered the book!
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am fortunate enough to live near a truly wonderful botanical garden. My favorite place to explore when there is the forest. This area has the largest uncut expanse of my state’s original wooded landscape.

As the site notes state

For thousands of years, this old-growth Forest has changed, adapted and survived. When you visit the Forest, you will walk along Native American hunting trails, see marks left by glaciers, and pass under trees dating back to the American Revolution.

You can perhaps imagine why I love it. It is a place of beauty and peace, a true antidote to the bustle of my city.

Given my love of the trees, I was so excited to receive this sample from NetGalley and the publisher, National Geographic. NG surely knows how to make books; this looks wonderful. I only wish that I had the full book to read and review. I will have to buy it!

The photos look very inviting and will offer a chance to virtually escape anytime one pages through this title. Chapters are organized according to Tree, Earth, Water, Air, Fire and Forest. It appears that there will be much to read along with looking.

Nature lovers, note the pub date and put this on your lists.

This title will be published on 05 Apr 2022.
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