The Invention of Nature

Join the Broad Street readers in November when we discuss The Invention of Nature.  Andrea Wulf’s biography sheds light and new focus on the life of German naturalist Alexander von Humboldt, considered by some to be the father of modern environmentalism.

“Alexander von Humboldt may have been the preeminent scientist of his era, second in fame only to Napoleon, but outside his native Germany his reputation has faded. Wulf does much to revive our appreciation of this ecological visionary through her lively, impressively researched account of his travels and exploits, reminding us of the lasting influence of his primary insight: that the Earth is a single, interconnected organism, one that can be catastrophically damaged by our own destructive actions.”    
—The New York Times Book Review
, Top 10 Books of the Year

 

The Broad St. Readers is a club for adults age 55 and up. New members are always encouraged! Join fellow readers for an engaging and thoughtful discussion on November 28th at 11:00am at the Salem Council on Aging.

Please call and check in with Rosanna at (978) 744-0924.

Books are available at the Main Desk in the Salem Public Library. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to email hviding@noblenet.org or call the library at (978) 744-0860.

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