hedgehog对《The Forest Unseen》的笔记(12)

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读过 The Forest Unseen

The Forest Unseen
  • 书名: The Forest Unseen
  • 作者: David George Haskell
  • 副标题: A Year's Watch in Nature
  • 页数: 288
  • 出版社: Penguin Books
  • 出版年: 2013-3-26
  • 第7页
    All life melds plunder and solidarity.
    2017-04-19 18:11:57 回应
  • 第20页
    This is natural selection's paradox: from death comes life's increasing perfection.
    2017-04-19 18:12:52 回应
  • 第34页
    A forest without large herbivores is an orchestra without violins.
    2017-04-20 14:44:52 回应
  • 第36页
    The relationship of moss to water is hard for us to grasp. Our plumbing is internal, all buried pipes and pumps....The electrical attraction between water and plant cell surface is powerful force over short distance, and moss bodies are sculpted to master this attraction, moving and storing water on their complex facades.
    2017-04-20 14:47:52 回应
  • 第99页
    Thus the hard and strong are the comrades of death; the supple and the weak are the comrades of life. A weapon when strong is destroyed; a tree when strong is felled.
    2017-05-02 14:36:17 回应
  • 第101页
    The diversity of helicopter shapes allows each tree to buy hundreds of tickets in the aerodynamic lottery.
    2017-05-02 14:37:10 回应
  • 第139页
    When laughing children chase after fireflies, they are not pursuing beetles but catching wonder. When wonder matures, it peels back experience to seek deeper layers of marvel below. This is science's highest purpose.
    2017-05-05 11:47:21 回应
  • 第158页

    Nature does not need to be cleansed of human artifacts to be beautiful or coherent......Our biggest failing is, after all, lack of compassion for the world. Including ourselves.

    2017-05-08 17:29:35 回应
  • 第185页
    It takes some efforts for us urbanized humans to become aware of these traveling signals. We are accustomed to ignoring "background noise," instead taking our cues from the interior noise of our minds.
    2017-05-25 18:10:00 回应
  • 第197页
    We see baby-faed animals as "lovable," even if the animal's true character are decidedly not cuddly.
    2017-05-25 18:10:52 回应
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