Thor Hanson is a conservation biologist and author of The Impenetrable Forest: My Gorilla Years in Uganda (1500 Books, 2008) and Feathers: The Evolution of a Natural Miracle (Basic Books, 2011). He lives with his wife and son on an island off the coast of Washington State.

Articles by Thor Hanson

A Walk Through the Winter Woods

By Thor Hanson
February 05, 2014 — A snowy stroll reveals some suspicious characters traveling on foot, and a secret world beneath them. 

The Multiple Miracles of Bird Feathers

By Thor Hanson
January 10, 2012 — Other animals fly, make nests, chirp, lay eggs, and do all sorts of things birds do. But only birds have feathers, among the most magical creations in all of nature.