The Human Age Library Adventure with New York Times Bestselling Author Diane Ackerman
in partnership with The Carlsbad City Library
Saturday, April 18, 2015, 3:00pm
Carlsbad City Library
1775 Dove Lane
Cost: FREE (books available for sale and signing at event or preorder below)
About the Event
In partnership with the Carlsbad City Library, Adventures by the Book is pleased to announce that renowned author Diane Ackerman has been selected as the 2015 Carlsbad Reads author, and you are invited you to the launch event! Join Diane as she discusses and signs her newest book, The Human Age: The World Shaped by Us.
More information about the event coming soon at Carlsbad City Library.
About the Book and Author
Diane Ackerman has been the finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for non-fiction, in addition to many other awards and recognitions for her work, which includes the bestselling The Zookeeper's Wife, a former One Book One San Diego selection, and A Natural History of the Senses.
Her memoir One Hundred Words for Love was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award. She has hosted the PBS series, Mystery of the Senses, and has the rare distinction of having a molecule named after her.
Ackerman starts her newest book, The Human Age: The World Shaped by Us, with a series of questions about the world today, for which there are no easy answers, and then leads us on a tour through that hopeful new age--part popular science, part natural history, part environmental clarion call, and all revelation.
We are at the dawn of a new era, the Anthropocene, when man's impacts are registered on planetary and geologic scales. Ackerman is no sky-is-falling catastrophist, she realizes there is nothing productive in this mindset. But she is philosophical about humankind's impact on nature.
Throughout The Human Age, Ackerman helps readers to cultivate a planetary sense of thinking, with an equal attention to matters of human psychology, ecology, and geology. Once again, she shows herself as a master of humanizing the scientific and offering hope.
Event is free and open to the public and registration is not necessary. However, seating is limited and expected to fill quickly, so stay tuned to learn how you can obtain your free tickets for admission. Information available soon at Carlsbad City Library.
Books will be available at the event for purchase and signing, or pre-order a signed copy of The Human Age to be delivered at the event.