Book and Author Talk

151st Annual Meeting of the National Academy of Sciences

David George Haskell - The Forest Unseen: A Year’s Watch in Nature.

The Forest Unseen, winner of the 2013 Academies Communication Award for best book, reveals the secret world hidden in a single square meter of forest. Visiting it almost daily for one year to trace nature’s path through the seasons, biologist David George Haskell brings the forest and its inhabitants to vivid life. Haskell’s work integrates scientific and contemplative studies of the natural world. His research and teaching examine the evolution and conservation of animals, especially forest-dwelling birds and invertebrates. Haskell is Professor of Biology at the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee. He served on the board of the South Cumberland Regional Land Trust, where he initiated and led the campaign to purchase and protect a portion of Shakerag Hollow — the setting of the book and a forest that E. O. Wilson has called a “cathedral of nature.” The Forest Unseen was also a finalist for the 2013 Pulitzer Prize in Nonfiction, runner-up for the 2013 PEN/E. O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award, winner of the 2013 Reed Environmental Writing Award, and winner of the 2012 National Outdoor Book Award for Natural History Literature.

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