2013 Pulitzer Prize finalist David George Haskell will speak in Chattanooga on May 3rd, 2013.
From the press release:
David George Haskell, Ecologist &Author of ‘The Forest Unseen’ to speak at UTC
Chattanooga Arboretum and Nature Center at Reflection Riding and the UTC Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences will present David George Haskell, author of The Forest Unseen: A Year’s Watch in Nature, on May 3, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. in UTC’s Benwood Auditorium. Dr. Haskell has just been announced as a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for general non-fiction. The NewYork Times writes “… [Haskell] 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.” According to the book jacket, the author, observing a one-square-meter patch of old-growth Tennessee forest each week fora year’ “… brings to life the forest world and its inhabitants as we’ve never seen them before….”
Dr. Haskell holds degrees from the University of Oxford and from Cornell University. He is a Professor of Biology at the University of the South, where he served as Chair of Biology. His research has been sponsored by the National Science Foundation, Environmental Protection Agency, Fish and Wildlife Service, and World Wildlife Fund. The Oxford American featured him in 2011 as one of the southern U.S.’s most creative teachers. Learn more about David Haskell and The ForestUnseen: A Year’s Watch in Nature at theforestunseen.com.
Dr. Haskell’s presentation is co-sponsored by Wild South, Lookout Mountain Conservancy, North Chickamauga Creek Conservancy, and the Tennessee River Gorge Trust.