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"Very much a contemporary biologist in his familiarity with genetics and population ecology, he also has the voracious synthetic imagination of a 19th-century naturalist. ...a sensitive writer, conjuring with careful precision the worlds he observes and delighting the reader with insightful turns of phrase." The Wall Street Journal.
"...as beautiful a book as I've read in years...I can't remember the last time I encountered so much spiritual wisdom, ecological intelligence and contagious love for the grandeur of life..." Chattanooga Times Free Press.
"Brimming with sensual details, when Haskell's modest patch of turf removes its glasses, it's as sexy as Marian the Librarian." Atlanta Journal and Constitution.
"An extraordinary, intimate view of life... Exceptional observations of the biological world..." Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review for "books of remarkable merit."
"Mixing poetry with natural history, he follows subtle scientific threads...to conclusions of gratifying breadth." Conservation Magazine.
David Haskell is a professor of biology at the University of the South and was named the Carnegie-CASE professor of the year in Tennessee in 2009. In addition to his scholarly work, he has published essays and poetry. He lives with his wife in Sewanee, Tennessee.
Very interesting in-depth look at the forest for a full year. Listened to it as an audio book. Some of the writing is very lovely--even poetic--while some of it is a bit tedious. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Ren Reader
A must for any hiker or lover of the out doors. The text is as beautiful as the scenes described. A micro view of the macro world borders on the spiritual.Published 1 month ago by savvy
I have learned so much and am only on chapter three! It's like a slow stroll through the woods without having to walk an inch. Read morePublished 1 month ago by LSD
Gives you insite into what goes on in the smaller scale of Nature.Published 1 month ago by Kindle Customer
By thoughtful observing our immediate surround we can find new insights into nature and ourselves. It took me back to my childhood in Michigan playing in the woods near our house.Published 1 month ago by Mark E. White
The Forest Celebrated!
This a gem of a book.The poetic vocabulary of a British nature writer, the scientific and up to date observations of an American professor, all in one.
Very interest book with a lot information about the natural world. I don't know if agree with all his philosophy and at times he a bit preachy but I feel it good book that anyone... Read morePublished 2 months ago by SUZAN GOLDSTEIN
A gem! Mr Haskell spent a year studying nature in an an area the size of a mandala a 3-4 foot area. He described , as the seasons passed, what he saw from huge to microscopic. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Cornelia W. Bonnie