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The forest unseen : a year's watch in nature / David George Haskell.

Authors: Haskell, David George.
Call number: 577.3 HAS
Publisher: New York : Viking, 2012.
Publication date: 2012.
Subject: Old growth forest ecology -- Tennessee.
Old growth forests -- Tennessee.
Natural history -- Tennessee.
Seasons -- Tennessee.
Nature observation -- Tennessee.
Philosophy of nature.
Haskell, David George.
Title: The forest unseen : a year's watch in nature / David George Haskell.
Physical description: xiv, 268 p. ; 22 cm.
Summary note: In this wholly original book, biologist David 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. Each short chapter begins with a simple observation: a salamander scuttling across the leaf litter; the first blossom of spring wildflowers. From these, Haskell spins a web of biology and ecology, explaining the science that binds together the tiniest microbes and the largest mammals and describing the ecosystems that have cycled for thousands--sometimes millions--of years. Each visit to the forest presents a nature story in miniature as Haskell elegantly teases out the intricate relationships that order the creatures and plants that call it home. Written with grace and empathy, The Forest Unseen is a grand tour of nature in all its profundity.--From publisher description.
Biography note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN: 9780670023370 :
067002337X
LCCN: 2011037552
Url for this record: http://sherloc.imcpl.org/?itemid=|library/marc/dynix|1348838
Bib No.: 1348838

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