Selected Writings

  • Many years ago, after snorkeling off a deserted Caribbean beach, I got out of the water with my gear and knocked my head into a large spreading tree. I knew the tree, shaped like an enormous overturned bowl stuck in beach sand, was a Manchineel.

  • Biophilia accounts for the symbolic use of animals in children’s stories, our appreciation for a sunset over a Grand Canyon skyline, and our deep sense of well-being in a woodland. A slew of new research suggests nature is like a drop of morphine for the human brain.

  • Chronicling the natural history of ten iconic seabirds, the delightful The Seabird’s Cry by Adam Nicholson focuses on individual behaviors and communications between members of a colony.

  • New technologies and products are transforming the way we build with wood.

Katie Lange Dolan