Timothy Goodwin—Within These Woods: Northwoods Nature Essays

About the Book: 

With the eye of a biologist and the soul of an artist, Tim Goodwin guides the reader on a personal and educational journey through the Northwoods of the Great Lakes Region. He reflects on the elegance of the evolutionary process and the interconnectedness of all living things. At times a microscopic examination of the forest floor, and at others a far-reaching gaze into the wonders of a night sky. Goodwin explores this enchanted place and the delicate dance its history, geology, and organisms have performed since before recorded time. Along the way, he asks the hard questions about stewardship and spirituality that only connecting to nature and understanding our place in it can begin to answer.

About the Author: 

After teaching secondary science for 20 years, Tim Goodwin now serves as Chair for the Department of Professional Education at Bemidji State University. With a M.A. and Doctorate in Education from Hamline University, and a Bachelor’s degree in Biology from St. Olaf College, Dr. Goodwin’s research involves work in environmental education, ecological literacy and ecological identity. His scholarly investigations led to the development of a unique, thematic biology curriculum. In addition to teaching, writing and illustrating about his Northwoods experiences, he is also a musician. 

Tim's first album, Bones, is a mix of Americana, folk, and acoustic blues. CDs will be available for purchase in addition to copies of Within These Woods.