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

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The forest unseen : a year's watch in nature
Title
The forest unseen
Title remainder
a year's watch in nature
Statement of responsibility
David George Haskell
Title variation
forest unseen
Title variation remainder
a years watch in nature
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Summary
Reveals what can be understood about the natural world through the author's year-long observation of a one-square-meter patch of old-growth Tennessee forest, explaining the scientific ties binding all life and how the ecosystem has cycled for millions ofyears
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Writing style
Award
  • National Academies Communication Award, 2013.
  • National Outdoor Book Award for Natural History Literature, 2012.
Biography type
contains biographical information
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10078603
Cataloging source
DLC
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Haskell, David George
Dewey number
577.309768
Index
index present
LC call number
QH105.T2
LC item number
H37 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Haskell, David George
  • Old growth forest ecology
  • Old growth forests
  • Natural history
  • Seasons
  • Nature observation
  • Philosophy of nature
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a year's watch in nature
Label
The forest unseen : a year's watch in nature, David George Haskell
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xiv, 268 p.
Isbn
9780670023370
Lccn
2011037552
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn733230709
  • (OCoLC)733230709
  • 223767
Label
The forest unseen : a year's watch in nature, David George Haskell
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xiv, 268 p.
Isbn
9780670023370
Lccn
2011037552
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn733230709
  • (OCoLC)733230709
  • 223767

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