Sounds Wild and Broken by David George Haskill
Biologist and author David George Haskell takes us on an enchanting journey through the world of sound. His latest book, Sounds Wild and Broken, chronicles the history of sound on Earth.
He decodes animal alarm calls that warn of danger, uncovers intricate interspecies networks of cooperation in the rainforest, and explores the haunting resonances of red crossbill’s song in the Rocky Mountains. His previous books have been praised for their seamless integration of science and poetry.
Early Life and Education
George Haskell was raised in an affluent family. After attending high school and college, he eventually was able to support himself financially.
He had an artistic background and enjoyed painting. His specialty was landscape paintings, which often elicited memories of time and place.
His work was highly regarded and earned him numerous awards. Additionally, he had exhibitions at the Art Institute of Chicago and Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.
Haskell was renowned for his ability to capture and interpret the moods of Yosemite Valley through his paintings. He has an intense appreciation of this national park, always striving to create artwork that will awe viewers.
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Haskell has earned a well-deserved reputation for innovation and creativity in his field. His teaching has received national recognition for its creative ways to integrate action in the community with contemplative practice.
Haskell is an accomplished writer of short, snappy prose. His works have appeared in The New York Times, The Oxford American and elsewhere. In 2009 he was recognized by College of the South as its Professor of the Year for his remarkable contributions to its liberal arts mission. Additionally, he holds an Academy of Science Award, Pew Fellowship in Humanities and Fulbright fellowship to Australia.
Achievements and Honors
George Haskill has earned numerous academic accolades and honors for his accomplishments. As an acclaimed British and American biologist, he has published numerous scientific papers, essays, and books.
He is a professor of biology and environmental studies at Sewanee: The University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee. Additionally, he is an accomplished writer and poet; his books include The Forest Unseen (Viking Press), The Songs of Trees (Penguin Random House), Thirteen Ways to Smell a Tree (Hachette), and Sounds Wild and Broken (Viking Press).
He received the esteemed William R. Kenan Award for his contributions to wildlife conservation research. A member of the Association for the Study of Evolution, he has been invited several times to speak at Royal Society events as well. Additionally, he holds membership in both American Philosophical Society and has served on numerous boards and committees throughout his career.
George Haskell’s first artistic passion was landscape painting. Capturing the moods of Yosemite Valley has been a lifelong obsession.
Since retiring from teaching special education, he has dedicated himself to creating paintings that capture the atmosphere of a time and place. He currently resides near Murphys, California on top of Treasure Mountain with his wife Patricia.
George is the author of several books, such as The Forest Unseen: A Year’s Watch in Nature, Thirteen Ways to Smell a Tree and Sounds Wild and Broken. He has received national recognition for his pioneering ways of combining action in the community with contemplative practice; his methods have been featured in USA Today, The Tennesseean and other newspapers.
George Haskell is a British singer-songwriter. He has released multiple albums and hosted his own show on BBC One, as well as releasing the DVD ‘The Road to Harry’s Bar’.
Haskell was a member of the band Hannah’s Yard and has toured throughout the UK with them. Additionally, he authored several books which were sold around the world.
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