The forest unseen : a year's watch in nature
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Published
New York : Viking, 2012.
Format
Book
ISBN
9780670023370, 067002337X
Status
Northampton Forbes Library - Mezzanine
RJ882.H273f 2012
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Northampton Forbes Library - MezzanineRJ882.H273f 2012Available
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Amherst Jones Library - Lower Level577.3 HaskellAvailable
Dudley Pearle L Crawford Memorial Library - Nonfiction577.3 HAS 2012Available
Great Barrington Mason Library - Adult Nonfiction577.3 HASKELL, DAVIDAvailable
Hopkinton Public Library - Adult577.3 HASKELLAvailable
North Brookfield Haston Free Public Library - Adult577.3 HasAvailable
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Published
New York : Viking, 2012.
Physical Desc
xiv, 268 pages ; 22 cm.
Language
English
ISBN
9780670023370, 067002337X

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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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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.

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