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Andrea Wulf

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Sarasota Opera House
61 N Pineapple Ave.
Sarasota, FL, 34236 United States
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AN AFTERNOON WITH ANDREA WULF

 
Ringling College Library Association together with the
Conservation Foundation of Gulf Coast present:
 Andrea Wulf event
 

 AN AFTERNOON WITH ANDREA WULF
Best-Selling Author of The Invention of Nature,
Science + Design Historian, Lover of Nature

  
TUESDAY, MAY 8TH, 2018
3:00 PM + LECTURE AND BOOK SIGNING
 
SARASOTA OPERA HOUSE
61 N PINEAPPLE AVE, SARASOTA, FL
 
VIP Seating + Post Lecture Reception: $75 RCLA / CFGC Members | $90 Non-Members
General Admission Seating Only: $45 RCLA / CFGC Members | $55 Non-Member
 
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ANDREA WULF is an award–winning author of five
acclaimed books, including The Founding Gardeners and
The Invention of Nature which were both on the New York
Times Best Seller List. Andrea has written for many
newspapers including The Guardian, LA Times, WSJ,
The Atlantic and New York Times. The Invention of Nature won
many major awards, including the Royal Society Science
Book Prize 2016, the prestigious Costa Biography Award
2015 in the UK and the LA Times Book Prize 2016 in
the US. It was chosen as 10 Best Books of 2015 in the
New York Times. It will be published in 24 countries
and has been in the Top 10 in Germany for 9 months.
Andrea co-presented a four-part BBC TV garden series
and she appears regularly on radio and television. She is
a popular lecturer and gives more than 70 talks a year to
large audiences in Europe and the US. She’s a member
of PEN American Center, an International Fellow of
The Explorer’s Club, a Fellow of the Linnean Society
and a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society.
 
 
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THE INVENTION OF NATURE:
ALEXANDER VON HUMBOLDT’S NEW WORLD
 
Andrea Wulf reveals in her new book the extraordinary life
of the visionary German naturalist Alexander von Humboldt
(1769-1859) and how he created the way we understand
nature. Though almost forgotten today, his name lingers
everywhere from the Humboldt Current to the Humboldt
penguin. Humboldt was an intrepid explorer and the most
famous scientist of his age. His restless life was packed with
adventure and discovery, whether climbing the highest
volcanoes in the world or racing through anthrax–infested
Siberia. Perceiving nature as an interconnected global
force, Humboldt discovered similarities between climate
zones across the world and predicted human-induced
climate change. He turned scientific observation into poetic
narrative, and his writings inspired naturalists and poets such
as Darwin, Wordsworth and Goethe but also politicians such
as Jefferson. Wulf also argues that it was Humboldt’s influence
that led John Muir to his ideas of preservation and that
shaped Thoreau’s Walden. Wulf traces Humboldt’s influences
through the great minds he inspired in revolution, evolution,
ecology, conservation, art and literature. In The Invention of
Nature Wulf brings this lost hero to science and the forgotten
father of environmentalism back to life.
 
 
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For sponsorship, visit
www.conservationfoundation.com/Invention
To purchase tickets by phone, call: 941.309.5100