Radiozine on 11/16/12
Historian Jack Nisbet, the author of the award-winning 2009 book The Collector talks about his new volume: David Douglas, a Naturalist at Work. It's a collection of colorfully illustrated essays that examines various aspects of the career of 19th-century naturalist David Douglas, demonstrating the connections between his work in the Pacific Northwest of the 19th century and the place we know today. Along the way he explores the turbulent mouth of the Columbia with a bar pilot, tastes traditional food plants from Coast and Plateau cultures, and watches set fires open up crowded oak woodlands.
Nisbet is an expert on the natural history of this area. He will be presenting his work at the Wild Arts Festival the weekend of November 17th-18th and at Powell's Books November 19th at 7:30pm.