Thor Hanson  Biologist & Author

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FEATHERS: The Evolution of a Natural Miracle

Basic Books - 2011

     ". . . gracious, funny, persuasive, and wide
     ranging." - New York Times
                                 (read more reviews)

     Winner of the John Burroughs Medal
     Winner of the AAAS/Subaru Prize
     Winner of the PNBA Award
     Long-listed for the Samuel Johnson Prize
     Finalist for the Washington State Book Award

     Library Journal Best Sci-Tech Book
     Audubon Magazine Notable Book
     British Trust for Ornithology Best Book List


Feathers are an evolutionary marvel: aerodynamic, insulating, beguiling. They date back more than 150 million years. Yet their story has never been fully told.  In one of the most decorated popular science books in years, biologist Thor Hanson details a sweeping natural history of feathers, describing how they've been used to fly, protect, attract, and adorn through time and place. Applying the research of paleontologists, ornithologists, biologists, engineers, and even art historians, Hanson asks: What are feathers? How did they evolve? What do they mean to us?


           

  THE IMPENETRABLE FOREST: My Gorilla Years in Uganda
1500 Books
- 2008

"A fine writer and a superb naturalist, he brings the true observer's eye and the artist's sensibility to one of the most compelling subjects in all natural history. . . . an unforgettable book - funny, tragic, and brilliant." - Robert Michael Pyle, author of Mariposa Road, Wintergreen, and Sky Time in Gray's River

WINNER - 2008 USA BOOK NEWS AWARD FOR NATURE WRITING



             

  WARFARE ECOLOGY: A New Synthesis for Peace and Security
Springer - 2011

Gary Machlis, Thor Hanson, Zdravko Spiric & Jean McKendry (co-editors)




 
   
WHAT TO READ IN THE RAIN
826 Seattle - 2013.
(Contributing Author)

An anthology of writing from 826 Seattle by famous and not-yet-famous adult and young writers.  Proceeds benefit 826 Seattle.



    
             

 

ONE HAND DOES NOT CATCH A BUFFALO: 50 Years of Amazing Peace Corps Stories

Traveler's Tales
- 2011
Aaron Barlow, Editor
(Contributing Author)


WINNER - 2011 INDEPENDENT PUBLISHERS AWARDS, SILVER MEDAL


                        


         
          
  

  WILDERNESS COMES HOME: Rewilding the Northeast
University Press of New England

2001
Christopher Klyza, Editor
(Contributing Author)

"As the superb essays in this book make clear . . . the north country is now the foundation of a possible future glor." -- from the Epilogue by Bill McKibben


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For autographed copies of Thor's books contact:



Griffin Bay Bookstore
155 Spring Street
Friday Harbor, WA  98250
(360) 378-5511
info@griffinbaybook.com

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A portion of the proceeds from FEATHERS and THE IMPENETRABLE FOREST are being donated to protect and preserve birds and gorillas in the wild.  Over $10,000 have been raised to date.  To contribute to these efforts directly, contact any of the fine conservation organizations listed below . . .

   
   
 

 
 
 
 
 


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