Thor Hanson - Author & Biologist


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Dr. Thor Hanson is a Guggenheim Fellow, a Switzer Environmental Fellow, and an award winning author and biologist.  His books include The Triumph of SeedsThe Impenetrable Forest, and Feathers: The Evolution of a Natural Miracle, which won the John Burroughs Medal and was nominated for The Samuel Johnson Prize.  It also received the AAAS/Subaru SB&F Prize and a Pacific Northwest Booksellers Award.  His many media appearances have included NPR's Fresh Air, PRI's The World and Science Friday, and The Current on CBC.  Hanson lives with his wife and son on an island in the Pacific Northwest. (Read full bio)