Mar 23

Paul Bogard '89 Book Reading

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017
7:00 pm / Magers and Quinn Booksellers
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3038 Hennepin Ave S., Minneapolis

Paul Bogard '89 Book Reading

Thursday, March 23, 2017
7:00 p.m.

Magers and Quinn Booksellers
3038 Hennepin Ave S.

In his pioneering and exhilarating new book The Ground Beneath Us: From the Oldest Cities to the Last Wilderness, What Dirt Tells Us About Who We Are, award-winning nature writer Paul Bogard reveals the secrets of the most underappreciated part of the world: the land itself. No matter where you live on Earth, the foundation for all human civilization is (quite literally) the ground. Yet despite the fact that it provides us with food, plays host to an astonishing number of organisms, and supports all human structures, the ground is often overlookedor worse, paved over. This is the book that shows in sublime detail the wonder of our planet on the ground level.

Paul Bogard '89 is the author of The End of Night and the editor of the anthology Let There Be Night: Testimony on Behalf of the Dark. His writing and commentary on the natural world have appeared in the Los Angeles Times and on Slate, Salon, and All Things Considered. He teaches creative nonfiction at James Madison University and lives in Virginia and Minnesota.

Cost: Free!

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