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In Conversation: Kim Stanley Robinson and Abe Miller-Rushing “Thoreau and Matters Ecological”

July 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join preeminent science fiction author and environmentalist Kim Stanley Robinson for two talks about the environment, science and more at the Jesup Memorial Library. Robinson, who is a Hugo, Nebula, and Locus award winner, will be in conversation with Abe Miller-Rushing, the science coordinator at Acadia National Park, on Wednesday, July 24 at 7 p.m

The discussion on July 24, with Robinson and Miller-Rushing will talk about Henry David Thoreau as well as his role as a citizen scientist, whose data is still used today. They will also discuss Miller-Rushing’s work on assisted migration, which includes experiments in Acadia and Miller-Rushing’s work with citizen scientists. Robinson was a contributor to “Naming Mt. Thoreau” a book about the efforts of writers, including Robinson, to name an unnamed peak in the Sierra Nevada’s after Thoreau.

Robinson is a New York Times bestselling author of more than twenty books, including the Mars trilogy and the critically acclaimed “Forty Signs of Rain,” “The Years of Rice and Salt “and “2312.” His newest book “Red Moon” is a novel about space exploration and political revolution. In 2008, he was named a “Hero of the Environment” by Time magazine, and he works with the Sierra Nevada Research Institute. Robinson is a member of the Jesup Memorial Library’s honorary committee.

Details

Date:
July 24
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Venue

Jesup Memorial Library
34 Mt. Desert Street
Bar Harbor, ME 04609 United States
Phone:
(207) 288-4245

Organizer

Jesup Memorial Library
Phone:
(207) 288-4245