Contributor Bios

David Abram

David Abram, Ph.D., is an ecologist and philosopher whose writings have helped catalyze the burgeoning field of environmental philosophy. He is the author of “The Spell of the Sensuous: Perception and Language in a More-than-Human World,” which received the 1996 Lannan Literary Award for Nonfiction, as well as of numerous published papers and essays. An accomplished sleight-of-hand magician who has lived and studied with indigenous magic practitioners in Indonesia, Nepal, and the Americas, David maintains a passionate interest in interspecies communication, and lectures frequently on behalf of other beings – including spiders, sea-lions, and stormclouds.