LOA Live: A conversation with David Quammen, Richard Rhodes, and Bill Finch
Presented in partnership with the E. O. Wilson Biodiversity Foundation
April 22, 2021—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.
Renowned nature and science writer David Quammen, editor of the new LOA collection Edward O. Wilson: Biophilia, The Diversity of Life, Naturalist, joins 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. Graham Townsley contributes a clip from the 2015 film E. O. Wilson: Of Ants and Men, for which he wrote the screenplay. Introductory remarks by Dr. Paula J. Ehrlich, President, E. O. Wilson Biodiversity Foundation.
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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