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The Forest Unseen: A Year's Watch in Nature

David George Haskell
Format
Book
Published
New York, New York, U.S.A. : Penguin Books, 2013.
Language
English
ISBN
0143122940, 9780143122944
Summary
"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."--Publisher's website.
Contents
  • January 1st : Partnerships
  • January 17th : Kepler's gift
  • January 21st : The experiment
  • January 30th : Winter plants
  • February 2nd : Footprints
  • February 16th : Moss
  • February 28th : Salamander
  • March 13th : Hepatica
  • March 13th : Snails
  • March 25th : Spring ephemerals
  • April 2nd : Chainsaw
  • April 2nd : Flowers
  • April 8th : Xylem
  • April 14th : Moth
  • April 16th : Sunrise birds
  • April 22nd : Walking seeds
  • April 29th : Earthquake
  • May 7th : Wind
  • May 18th : Herbivory
  • May 25th : Ripples
  • June 2nd : Quest
  • June 10th : Ferns
  • June 20th : A tangle
  • July 2nd : Fungi
  • July 13th : Fireflies
  • July 27th : Sunfleck
  • August 1st : Eft and coyote
  • August 8th : Earthstar
  • August 26th : Katydid
  • September 21st : Medicine
  • September 23rd : Caterpillar
  • September 23rd : Vulture
  • September 26th : Migrants
  • October 5th : Alarm waves
  • October 14th : Samara
  • October 29th : Faces
  • November 5th : Light
  • November 15th : Sharp-shinned hawk
  • November 21st : Twigs
  • December 3rd : Litter
  • December 6th : Underground bestiary
  • December 26th : Treetops
  • December 31st : Watching.
Description
xiv, 270 pages ; 21 cm
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (pages 251-264) and index.
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