Bestselling author at Quarryhill Botanical Garden
Friday October 2017 -
Historian and author Andrea Wulf will discuss her New York Times bestseller, The Invention of Nature: Alexander Von Humboldt's New World, at Quarryhill Botanical Garden in Glen Ellen on Oct. 13. This is the third installment in the Peter H. Raven Lecture Series, with the mission of bringing acclaimed authors and scientists to the garden to speak about issues related to conservation.
The New York Times Sunday Book Review stated, “Wulf does much to revive our appreciation of this ecological visionary through her lively, impressively researched account of his (Humboldt's) 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.”
Wulf trained at the Royal College of Art in London and has written for the Guardian, Sunday Times, Financial Times, and Los Angeles Times. She also provides book reviews for the New York Times Sunday Book Review and the Wall Street Journal. Wulf is the author of The Brother Gardeners, Chasing Venus, and Founding Gardeners: The Revolutionary Generation, Nature, and the Shaping of the American Nation, and co-author of This Other Eden.
Tickets are $35 for Quarryhill members, $45 for nonmembers. Gates open at 5 p.m., with the lecture at 5:30 p.m. Refreshments will be available, plus wine and beer for sale. For more details go to www.quarryhillbg.org/page131.html.
Quarryhill Botanical Garden is located at 12841 Sonoma Hwy. in Glen Ellen.