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240 Pages
Publication date: January 2016
Imprint: Servus
Erwin Thoma

The Miracle of Wood

The Return of Trees into Our Lives

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Did you know that substances found in wood can be used to protect against lifestyle diseases, or that the construction techniques used by ants provide a model for building passive houses without insulation material and technical systems? Or how the woodpecker in the forest points the way to the energy sources of the future?

Nature is full of surprises – and it is also the best teacher. This book combines natural wisdom with the latest research and examples of how to apply them. It is a call to let trees back into our lives again, so that we can benefit from their powers.

Anyone who loves trees will find this book a reliable guide and a source of practical suggestions for their whole life.


»In the end, all of our developments show that it is better to work with nature than against it.«
Erwin Thoma


Erwin Thoma

Erwin Thoma was born in 1962. Due to his love of nature, he decided to become a forester at an early age. Today, he uses this know-how in his construction firm, which builds houses made completely from wood – using an unique approach that has been patented worldwide.

Diesem modernen Heimatbegriff widmet sich der Servus-Buchverlag. Mit großer Leidenschaft haben wir den gesamten Alpenraum und seine Ausläufer mit seiner faszinierenden Natur, den besonderen Menschen und den vielfältigen Traditionen im Blick. Unsere Bücher machen unsere einzigartige Heimat für jedermann erlebbar. Aber wir wollen auch fast vergessenes Wissen in die Gegenwart holen und regionale Schätze heben. Als Teil der Servus-Familie mit Fernsehsender, Magazinen und Marktplatz möchten wir die Buchmacherkunst in der Gegenwart leben.