Join us this month to read contributor David Haskell’s award-winning book “The Songs of Trees: Stories from Nature’s Great Connectors,” winner of the John Burroughs Medal for Outstanding Natural History Writing. Participants will meet online once a week to discuss a portion of the book with Emergence staff writer Chelsea Steinauer-Scudder. For the final session, David Haskell will join us for a live conversation and Q&A, hosted by Emergence Executive Editor Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee.
About The Songs of Trees:
David Haskell has won acclaim for eloquent writing and deep engagement with the natural world. Now, he brings his powers of observation to the biological networks that surround all species, including humans. Haskell repeatedly visits a dozen trees, exploring connections with people, microbes, fungi, and other plants and animals. He takes us to trees in cities (from Manhattan to Jerusalem), forests (Amazonian, North American, and boreal) and areas on the front lines of environmental change (eroding coastlines, burned mountainsides, and war zones.) In each place, he shows how human history, ecology, and well-being are intimately intertwined with the lives of trees. In a world beset by barriers, he reminds us that life’s substance and beauty emerge from relationship and interdependence.
If you plan to purchase a copy of the book, consider ordering from our beloved local bookstore and partner, Point Reyes Books. Like all independent bookstores, now more than ever, they need our support. They have had to close their doors to the public indefinitely due to this pandemic.
Link to purchase from Point Reyes Books: https://www.ptreyesbooks.com/book/9780143111306