Reaffirming UA’s Legacy as the Premiere Desert Science Institution in the World

When: October 13, 2022 from 3 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.

Where: The University of Arizona Campus Kiva Room, Tucson, AZ

Join us for Gary Nabhan’s last on-campus lecture after 40 years of involvement with desert sciences, followed by comments from Chuck Hutchinson, David Quanrud, & Aaron Flesch, a public discussion, and a book signing.

The following books written by or edited by Gary Nabhan will be available for sale at the lecture:

The Nature of Desert Nature: The desert inspires wonder. Attending to history, culture, science, and spirit, The Nature of Desert Nature celebrates the bounty and the significance of desert places.

The Desert Smells Like Rain (40th Anniversary Edition): In this work, Gary Paul Nabhan brings O’odham voices to the page at every turn. He writes elegantly of how they husband scant water supplies, grow crops, and utilize edible wild foods. Woven through his account are coyote tales, O’odham children’s impressions of the desert, and observations of the political problems that come with living on both sides of an international border. Nabhan conveys the everyday life and extraordinary perseverance of these desert people.

Ethnobiology for the Future: Ethnobiology is dedicated to celebrating the knowledge and values of some of the most distinctive cultures and practices on Earth. In this important new collection, MacArthur Fellow Gary Paul Nabhan lays out the case for the future of the field. Nabhan and his colleagues from across disciplines and cultures call for an ethnobiology that is provocative, problem-driven, and, above all, inspiring.

We look forward to seeing you at the lecture!

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