The Forest Unseen
A Year's Watch in Nature
From Library Staff
David Haskell visits one square meter of Tennessee old growth forest for one year to trace nature's path through the seasons.
A fascinating book that, for a year, closely follows the natural wonders occurring within a tiny patch of old-growth Tennessee forest. (Pulitzer Prize citation)
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The spinning maple seed that seems to helicopter through the forest is a samara. Maple samaras “live in a little-known border country between the aerodynamics of fast, large objects like cars and airplanes and the aerodynamics of slow, miniscule objects, like motes of dust.”
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