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August 10 @ 7:00 pm
The Arbornaut: A Virtual Evening with Meg Lowman
Books & Books and Bookstore1Sarasota present
A Virtual Evening with
The Arbornaut: A Life Discovering the Eighth Continent in the Trees Above Us
Tuesday, August 10, 7pm ET | Via Zoom
Meg Lowman, biologist, educator, ecologist, writer, editor, public speaker, and Sarasota native, joins us on Zoom to launch her most recent book The Arbornaut: A Life Discovering the Eighth Continent in the Trees Above Us.
This event is free and open to the public. Ticket/book bundles are optional and available for $28 (+ tax & fee) and include a copy of the book shipped straight to your door. Once you have registered on Eventbrite, you will receive an email from us approximately 24 hours before the event starts with a link for you to stream. See below for detailed information on tickets.
About the Book:
Botanist and conservationist Meg Lowman—aka “Canopy Meg”—takes us on an adventure into the eighth continent of the world’s treetops, along her journey as a scientist, and into climate action.
One of the world’s first tree-top scientists, Meg Lowman is as innovative as MacGuyver and as can-do as the Unsinkable Molly Brown. A pioneer in her field—she invented one of the first treetop walkways—she is a tireless advocate for the earth and has spent decades educating citizens across the globe. In a voice as infectious in its enthusiasm as in its practical optimism, The Arbornaut chronicles her irresistible story.
From climbing solo hundreds of feet into Australia’s rainforests to measuring tree growth in the northeastern United States, from searching the redwoods of the Pacific coast for new life to studying leaf-eaters in Scotland’s Highlands, from a bioblitz in Malaysia to conservation planning in India to collaborating with priests in Ethiopia’s last forests—Lowman launches us into the life and work of a field scientist and ecologist. She also offers hope, specific plans, and recommendations for action; despite devastation across the world, we can still make an immediate and lasting impact against climate change. A blend of memoir and fieldwork, The Arbornaut is for fans of Hope Jahren’s Lab Girl and the work of E. O. Wilson, Jane Goodall, Robert MacFarlane, and Helen MacDonald.
Come live among scientists and travel the world (even in a hot-air balloon)! The Arbornaut is the engrossing story of how a nerdy tree climber and the only girl at the science fair grew into an inspiring innovator and international leader.
About The Author:
Meg Lowman, a Sarasota native a.k.a. “Canopy Meg,” is an American biologist, educator, ecologist, writer, editor, and public speaker. She is the executive director of the TREE Foundation and a professor at the National University of Singapore, Arizona State University, and Universiti Sains Malaysia. Nicknamed the “Real-Life Lorax” by National Geographic and “Einstein of the Treetops” by The Wall Street Journal, Meg Lowman pioneered the science of canopy ecology. Her motto is “no child left indoors.” She travels extensively, conducting research, doing outreach, and speaking to audiences large and small.
Meg’s personal goals are to mentor 10m kids, sell 10m books, speak in front of 10k corporate leaders, conserve 10m acres of forest, and establish ten walkways in ten high biodiverse forests, where women and indigenous families can earn a sustainable income from ecotourism and not logging.