Mary Ellen Hannibal shares her latest work, The Spine of the Continent, praised by such luminaries as E. O. Wilson and Paul Ehrlich and described by Thomas Lovejoy as “the biography of a big conservation idea.” The book chronicles the development of the science that tells us what can be done to heal the wounds in our life-support system—nature. She has many tales to tell of heroic people who are doing the right thing by the creatures and landscapes we love, from a hairdresser who relocates beaver, to a waitress-turned-whistleblower who was unjustly prosecuted regarding the death of a rare jaguar, to the scientists who are racing to apply their knowledge.
Mary Ellen Hannibal is the recipient of Stanford’s Knight-Risser Prize for Western Environmental Journalism and the National Association of Science Writer’s Science and Society Award.
7 p.m. refreshments,
7:30 p.m. program