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David Haskell featured in New York Times

October 24, 2012

haskell in shakerag

The New York Times has a great article on Professor of Biology David Haskell who, it says, "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." The article about Haskell and his book, The Forest Unseen, was featured on the front page of the Oct. 23 Science Times. The writer visited Haskell on the Domain in August. See the online version of the story here. Haskell is also included in the Science Times podcast this week (begins about 9:54 from the end).

Haskell's book follows for a year the life of one square meter of forest in Shakerag Hollow. Haskell uses this small area as a window into the ecology and natural history of the world, using close observation of the animals, plants and other creatures encountered there as the starting point for essays about science, ecology and conservation. (Photo: Haskell at his "mandala" in Shakerag Hollow.)

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