Subtitled How Grains, Nuts, Kernels, Pulses, and Pips Conquered the Plant Kingdom and Shaped Human History, Thor Hanson’s newest book, The Triumph of Seeds, is informative, humane, hilarious, and even moving. The author of Feathers and The Impenetrable Forest, Hanson is a worthy heir to the grand tradition of Aldo Leopold and Bernd Heinrich. The Triumph of Seeds takes us on a fascinating scientific adventure through the wild and beautiful world of seeds. It is essential reading for anyone who loves to see a plant grow. Bring seeds to exchange and share. Presented by Point Reyes Books. See more about the event here.
Thor Hanson is a conservation biologist, Guggenheim Fellow, Switzer Environmental Fellow, and winner of the John Burrough Medal for excellence in nature writing and natural history. The author of Feathers and The Impenetrable Forest, Hanson lives with his wife and son on an island in Washington State.