Author Event: American Forests
14th & V | Langston Room | November 13, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join American Forests in the Langston Room for this book talk featuring David Haskell. He will be discussing his book The Songs of Trees.

About the Author:


David Haskell’s work integrates scientific, literary, and contemplative studies of the natural world. His book, The Forest Unseen: A Year’s Watch in Nature (Viking, 2012) was the winner of the National Academy of Sciences’ Best Book Award for 2013, and a finalist for the 2013 Pulitzer Prize in nonfiction among many other awards. A profile in The New York Times said of Haskell that he “thinks like a biologist, writes like a poet, and gives the natural world the kind of open-minded attention one expects from a Zen monk rather than a hypothesis-driven scientist.” 

Haskell holds degrees from the University of Oxford (BA) and from Cornell University (PhD). He is Professor of Biology and Environmental Studies at the University of the South, where he served as Chair of Biology. He is a 2014-2015 Fellow of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, a Fellow of the American Council of Learned Societies, an Elective Member of the American Ornithologists’ Union, and a Research Associate at Bowdoin College. His scientific research on animal ecology, evolution, and conservation has been sponsored by the National Science Foundation, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Fish and Wildlife Service, the World Wildlife Fund, among others. He serves on the boards and advisory committees of local and national land conservation groups. This event is FREE and open to the public, but please RSVP.

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