Sounds Wild and Broken with David George Haskell

Thursday April 28, 2022 7:00 PM EDT
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Join us via Zoom with author, scientist and professor David George Haskell. He will discuss how listening to the world around us – whether in the city, a natural area, or to music through our earbuds – can connect us to the living world. This free program is cosponsored with the UT Arboretum Society by Tennessee Citizens for Wilderness Planning and the Oak Ridge Public Library. Closed captions will be available.

His latest book, Sounds Wild and Broken, writer and biologist David Haskell, explores the story of sound on Earth. Starting with the origins of animal song and traversing the whole arc of Earth history, he illuminates and celebrates the emergence, diversification, and loss of the sounds of our world, including human music and language. His previous books, The Forest Unseen and The Songs of Trees are acclaimed for their integration of science, poetry, and rich attention to the living world. Among their honors include the National Academies’ Best Book Award, John Burroughs Medal, finalist for Pulitzer Prize, Iris Book Award, Reed Environmental Writing Award, National Outdoor Book Award for Natural History Literature, and runner-up for the PEN E. O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award. Haskell received his BA from the University of Oxford and PhD from Cornell University. He is a Guggenheim Fellow and William R. Kenan Jr. Professor at the University of the South in Sewanee, TN. Find him at and on social media @DGHaskell (Twitter), DavidGeorgeHaskell (Instagram and Facebook).

Contact Michelle Campanis, University of Tennessee Arboretum Education Coordinator, with questions or registration issues.

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