Smart Bets: The Forest Unseen

"Mosses growing on rocks and logs lead to reflections on the important role that these humble plants play in cleaning our water supply" — so says one of the observations from The Forest Unseen. The book is the end result of a year in which biologist/professor/author David Haskell spent examining (on a daily basis) a one-square-meter patch of old-growth forest. Full of keen insights into plant and animal life and how they impact human life, The Forest Unseen is being hailed as on par with the writings of John Muir, Wendell Berry and Henry David Thoreau. Haskell gives a talk and book signing at Malaprop's on Friday, April 6. 7 p.m., free.


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