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Saving the Wild South — A Reading with Georgann Eubanks

January 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


A big hurdle to instilling a greater appreciation of the environmental crises facing the world—climate change  first among them—is getting our hands on engaging stories about how we know what we know about  science. Georgann Eubanks, with the help of magnificent photographs by Donna Campbell, has solved that  problem for twelve fascinating native plants under threat in the South. This book is just what we need to get  folks more engaged.
                        —Holden Thorp, editor-in-chief of Science

With her latest work, Saving the Wild South, veteran writer and storyteller Georgann Eubanks takes a leap into the world of botany to bring readers a deeper understanding of both the threats and most promising developments in the protection and restoration of our region’s extraordinary biodiversity.

Covering Alabama, Georgia, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee, the book begins with stories of early botanical researchers who first identified species found nowhere else on earth—discoveries that continue to this day. In plain language Eubanks describes the scientific principles behind the work of contemporary botanists and provides a window into the personal motivations and passions that drew them into the field.

About the Author: Georgann Eubanks is a writer, teacher, and consultant to nonprofit groups across the country. She is director of the Table Rock Writers Workshop, was a founder of the North Carolina Writers’ Network, and is past chair of the North Carolina Humanities Council. She lives in Carrboro, N.C.

Order the book: HERE.

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January 20
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm