Author to speak at Linfield
In “The Tangled Bank,” published in October by the Oregon State University Press, Pyle explores his fascination with every aspect of his surroundings.
The book consists of 52 essays appearing in “Orion” magazine over a 10-year period. Pyle begins with Charles Darwin’s vision of “a tangled bank” as a window on the world, and goes on to show how every living thing is always changing, with new information to provide.
Pyle is the author of 15 other books and hundreds of papers and essays, including “Sky Time in Gray’s River: Living for Keeps in a Forgotten Place” and “Chasing Monarchs: Migrating with the Butterflies of Passage.” In 2010, he published “Mariposa Road: The First Butterfly Big Year,” chronicling his adventures across the continent in 2008 to view and document as many of the native American butterflies as possible.
A Guggenheim Fellow and founder of the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation, Pyle holds a Ph.D. from the School of Forestry and Environmental Studies at Yale University. His visit is part of the Readings at the Nick series sponsored by Nicholson Library and the Linfield College English Department.
For more information, contact Susan Barnes Whyte, director of Linfield Libraries, at 503-883-2517.