Thor Hanson (biologist)

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Thor Hanson is an American conservation biologist and author. Hanson has published four books for general audiences and one children's book, and he has also contributed articles to a range of periodicals.

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Career

Hanson received a bachelor's degree from the University of Redlands, a master's degree from the University of Vermont, and a Ph.D. from the University of Idaho. [1] In the 1990s, Hanson worked as a volunteer for the U.S. Peace Corps in Uganda and managed a tourism project regarding brown bears for the U.S. Forest Service. [1] Outside of writing for general audiences, Hanson has also published "technical research on such topics as the ecology of tropical trees, forest fragmentation and its impact on bird nest predation, the impact that warfare can have on biodiversity hotspots, and the behaviour of Neotropical monkeys and birds." [2] Hanson is a Guggenheim Fellow, and in 1998, he also received the Switzer Environmental Fellowship. [1] [3]

University of Redlands private liberal arts university located in Redlands, California

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University of Vermont public research university in Burlington, Vermont, USA

The University of Vermont (UVM), officially The University of Vermont and State Agricultural College, is a public research university in Burlington, Vermont. It was founded in 1791 and is the state's land-grant university. UVM is among the oldest universities in the United States and is the fifth institution of higher education established in the New England region of the U.S. northeast. It is also listed as one of the original eight "Public Ivy" institutions in the United States.

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Personal life

Hanson lives in the U.S. state of Washington with his wife and son. [1] [3]

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Works

Books

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<i>Feathers: The Evolution of a Natural Miracle</i> book by Thor Hanson

Feathers: The Evolution of a Natural Miracle is a natural history book by American conservation biologist Thor Hanson. Published by Basic Books in 2011 and written for general audiences, the book discusses the significance of feathers, their evolution, and their history both in nature and in use by humans.

Children's books

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References

  1. 1 2 3 4 "Thor Hanson". Contemporary Authors Online. Gale. 3 June 2016 via Literature Resource Center.
  2. Naish, Darren (7 May 2012). "Thor Hanson's Feathers: The Evolution of a Natural Miracle". Scientific American: Tetrapod Zoology. Scientific American. Archived from the original on 17 November 2017. Retrieved 10 January 2018.
  3. 1 2 "About Thor Hanson". Thor Hanson. Retrieved 11 March 2018.