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The Forest Unseen: A Year's Watch in Nature - David George Haskell
The Forest Unseen: A Year's Watch in Nature
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Winner of the 2013 Reed Environmental Writing Award Winner of the 2012 National Outdoor Book Award for Natural History Literature. A biologist reveals the secret world hidden in a single square meter of forest Written with remarkable grace and empathy, The Forest Unseen is a grand tour of nature... show more
Winner of the 2013 Reed Environmental Writing Award Winner of the 2012 National Outdoor Book Award for Natural History Literature. A biologist reveals the secret world hidden in a single square meter of forest Written with remarkable grace and empathy, The Forest Unseen is a grand tour of nature in all its profundity. Biologist David George Haskell uses a one-square-meter patch of old-growth Tennessee forest as a window onto the entire natural world. Visiting it almost daily for one year to trace nature's path through the seasons, he brings the forest and its inhabitants to vivid life. Beginning with simple observations--a salamander scuttling across the leaf litter, the first blossom of spring wildflowers--Haskell spins a brilliant web of biology, ecology, and poetry, explaining the science binding together ecosystems that have cycled for thousands--sometimes millions--of years.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780143122944 (0143122940)
ASIN: 143122940
Publisher: Penguin
Pages no: 288
Edition language: English
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Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it
4.0 The Forest Unseen: A Year's Watch in Nature
bookshelves: nonfiction, spring-2014, sciences, forest, fraudio, north-americas, published-2012, under-500-ratings, environmental-issues Read from February 23 to March 30, 2014 The Forest Unseen: A Year's Watch in Nature (Audiobook) By David George Haskell, read by Michael HealyUnabridged editio...
Christine's Book Adventures
Christine's Book Adventures rated it
5.0
I like Mr Haskell's reading style, I feel like I'm transported right there to his little experiment field, squatting next to him and listening in awe what he has to say. :)The thing is, he is not disturbing wildlife at all, he is not poking around with a stick nor touching etc. He just is there and ...
Gender- and genre-bending
Gender- and genre-bending rated it
5.0 The Forest Unseen: A Year's Watch in Nature
Meditation on the forest. Beautiful, but also quite educational -- fascinating facts about nature, from sexual life of fungi to mechanics of hawk's flight. The author is also a poet, and it shows in his choice of words and his style.
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