Forest Unseen A Year's Watch in Nature

ISBN-10: 0143122940

ISBN-13: 9780143122944

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Description: A biologist reveals the secret world hidden in a single square meter of forest Written with remarkable grace and empathy,The Forest Unseenis 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.

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Book details

List price: $17.00
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 3/26/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.726
Language: English

Preface
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
Epilogue
Acknowledgments
Bibliography
Index
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