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E. O. Wilson: An Earth Day Tribute
Thursday, April 22
6:00 pm ET
Presented in partnership with the E. O. Wilson Biodiversity Foundation
Two-time Pulitzer Prize-winner Edward O. Wilson has transformed our sense of the natural world and humanity’s place in it. In a time of climate crisis and shrinking biodiversity, his lyrical, thought-provoking, and increasingly prophetic work inspires wonder and reverence for our fragile natural world.
Join renowned nature and science writer David Quammen, editor of the new LOA collection Edward O. Wilson: Biophilia, The Diversity of Life, Naturalist, award-winning environmental journalist Bill Finch, and Pulitzer Prize-winning historian and Wilson biographer Richard Rhodes for an Earth Day exploration of Wilson’s legacy as naturalist, writer, and thinker. Special guest: documentary filmmaker Graham Townsley (E. O. Wilson: Of Ants and Men).
Additional promotional partners: Alabama Public TV; Alabama River Diversity Network; Cincinnati Zoo; Entomological Society of America; E. O. Wilson Biophilia Center at the Nokuse Plantation; Harvard University Alumni Office; Harvard University Department of Organismic & Evolutionary Biology; Museum of Comparative Zoology; Orion Quarterly; University of Alabama Museums; Yale Environment 360
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American Democracy: The Task Before Us
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The Genius of Hemingway: Robert W. Trogdon, Lynn Novick, and Sarah Botstein
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The Nineteenth Amendment Turns 100: A New Look at the History of Women’s Suffrage, with Susan Ware and Stefanie Peters
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The Fate of the Earth: Jonathan Schell and His Legacy
(August 6, 2020)
Who Tells Your Story: Joanne B. Freeman on Hamilton and History
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