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American Forests Presents Forest Footnotes: David Haskell

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Busboys and Poets

2021 14th Street Northwest

Washington, DC 20009

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Join American Forests for the first-ever Forest Footnotes book series, a captivating look at the forests that surround us through the lens of three amazing authors. The final talk of the series is with David Haskell, who will be discussing his book "The Songs of Trees", which was released in April 2017.

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6:00-6:30 — Social time*
6:30-7:30 — Author talk and Q&A
7:30-8:00 — Book signing (Books will be available for purchase)

*Food and drinks are available for purchase and Busboys and Poets' happy hour menu is available until 7:00.

Book Summary

In "The Songs of Trees", David Haskell repeatedly visits a dozen trees around the world, exploring the trees’ connections with webs of fungi, bacterial communities, cooperative and destructive animals, and other plants. In all these places — from the middle of Manhattan, to the hills of Jerusalem, to the Amazon rainforest, to the bonsai trees in the National Arboretum in Washington, D.C. — human lives are deeply interwoven with these networks. Haskell shows that a networked view of life enriches our understanding of biology, human nature, and ethics.

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David Haskell’s work integrates scientific, literary, and contemplative studies of nature. His first book, "The Forest Unseen", received numerous honors including the National Academies’ Best Book Award for 2013 and finalist for the 2013 Pulitzer Prize in nonfiction. The book has been translated into 10 languages. Haskell is a Guggenheim Fellow and a Professor at the University of the South in Sewanee, Tenn., where his classes have received national attention for combining action in the community with contemplative practice.


Getting There

Busboys and Poets is located one block off the U Street Corridor and is accessible by Metro (Green/Yellow Lines at the U Street/African American Civil War Memorial/Cardozo station; 15-minute walk from Dupont Circle station on the Red Line), Metrobus (52, 53, 54, 90, 92, 93, 96 and X3 lines), DC Circulator (Adams Morgan-Woodley Park-McPherson Square line) and Capital Bikeshare (dock at 14th and V).

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