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Eco Book Club Meetup: Engineering Eden

  • Third House Books & Coffee 113 North Main Street Gainesville, FL, 32601 United States (map)

Join us for the revamp and renewal of Eco Book Club, sponsored by We Are Neutral.

For the first meetup of 2018 we will discussing Engineering Eden: The True Story of a Violent Death, a Trial, and the Fight over Controlling Nature by Jordan Fisher Smith.

The book focuses on the civil trial following the 1972 death of Harry Walker from a bear attack in Yellowstone National Park. What followed was a struggle to define the role and responsibility of the National Park Service to protect it's visitors and in effect control nature.

Jordan Fisher Smith spent 21 years as a park ranger in California, Idaho, Wyoming, and Alaska. His 2016 nonfiction book ENGINEERING EDEN: THE TRUE STORY OF A VIOLENT DEATH, A TRIAL, AND THE FIGHT OVER CONTROLLING NATURE won the Silver Medal for nonfiction in the 2017 California Book Awards and was longlisted for the 2017 PEN/E.O. Wilson Literary Science Award.

Meet up: Tuesday, January 30 @7PM

The meet up is free and open to the public.

Email, call, or stop in the store to order your copy at a 15% discount. Just mention the book club.

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