*Canceled* Julian Hoffman with Terry Tempest Williams, Irreplaceable

*This event has been canceled due to the author's overseas travel. We will make every effort to reschedule later in the year!*

Julian Hoffman presents his book Irreplaceable, in conversation with Terry Tempest Williams.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All across the world, irreplaceable habitats are under threat. Unique ecosystems of plants and animals are being destroyed by human intervention. From the tiny to the vast, from marshland to meadow, and from America to England, Greece, and India, they are disappearing.

Irreplaceable is not only a love letter to the haunting beauty of these landscapes and the wild species that call them home, including prairie chickens, nightingales, lynxes, hornbills, redwoods, and elephant seals, it is also a timely reminder of the vital connections between humans and nature, and all that we stand to lose in terms of wonder and well-being. This is a book about the power of resistance in an age of loss; a testament to the transformative possibilities that emerge when people come together to defend our most special places and wildlife from extinction.

Exploring treasured coral reefs and remote mountains, tropical jungle and ancient woodland, urban gardens and tallgrass prairie, Julian Hoffman traces the stories of threatened places around the globe through the voices of local communities and grassroots campaigners as well as professional ecologists and academics. And in the process, he asks what a deep emotional relationship with place offers us-culturally, socially, and psychologically. In this rigorous, intimate, and impassioned account, he presents a powerful call to arms in the face of unconscionable natural destruction.

JULIAN HOFFMAN is the author of The Small Heart of Things: Being at Home in a Beckoning World (Georgia), which won the 2012 AWP Award Series for Creative Nonfiction and the National Outdoor Book Award for Natural History Literature. He was also the winner of the Terrain.org Nonfiction Prize and has written for EarthLinesKyoto JournalBeloit Fiction JournalBriar Cliff ReviewFlywayRedwood Coast ReviewSilk Road Review, and Southern Humanities Review. He lives in northwestern Greece.

TERRY TEMPEST WILLIAMS is the award-winning author of The Hour of Land: A Personal Topography of America’s National ParksRefuge: An Unnatural History of Family and PlaceFinding Beauty in a Broken World; and When Women Were Birds, among other books. Her work is widely taught and anthologized around the world. A member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, she is currently the Writer-in-Residence at the Harvard Divinity School and divides her time between Cambridge, Massachusetts and Castle Valley, Utah.

 

Event date: 

Monday, April 6, 2020 - 7:00pm

Event address: 

Porter Square Books
25 White St.
Cambridge, MA 02140
Irreplaceable: The Fight to Save Our Wild Places (Wormsloe Foundation Nature Book #37) Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9780820357683
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: University of Georgia Press - March 15th, 2020

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Erosion: Essays of Undoing Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780374280062
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Sarah Crichton Books - October 8th, 2019

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