The Tangled Bank: Writings from Orion Cover Image
ISBN: 9780870716799
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Oregon State University Press - October 2012

Event date: 
Wednesday, November 7, 2012 - 7:00pm
The Elliott Bay Book Company
1521 Tenth Avenue
98122 Seattle
From his Grays River home, Robert Michael Pyle has for decades been one of our most astute and eloquent chronicler of the flora and fauna of this region—and our ways of being neighbors to such. His sixteen books include Wintergreen, The Thunder Tree, Sky Time in Grays River, and authoritative volumes on butterflies, slugs, and Bigfoot. He makes this welcome day-after Election Day visit here with much needed good spirit and language—no matter the results, damage does get done to the language—with his newest book, The Tangled Bank: Writings from Orion (Oregon State University Press). "These essays, each a multifaceted gem, convey an exuberant sense of what it feels like to encounter the greater-than-human-world with senses alert and mind engaged. And what a mind! Equally at ease in science and art, in philosophy and fun, Robert Michael Pyle is curious and knowledgeable about all manner of living things, from butterflies to bats, from bioluminescent plankton to the yeast in beer." - Scott Russell Sanders.