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Thursday, September 20, 2012 at 4:00pm
Mann Library, Moved to Deans Room (2nd floor)
Cornell University Mann Library, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853, USA
In “Earth: A Tenant’s Manual,” distinguished geologist Frank H. T. Rhodes, President Emeritus of Cornell University, provides a sweeping, accessible, and informed guide to the home we all share, showing us how we might best preserve the Earth’s livability for ourselves and future generations. The book, published in June by Cornell University Press, is a comprehensive look at the structure of the planet, an analysis of how it is being depleted, and a road map for sustainability.
Join us for a “Chat in the Stacks” with Dr. Rhodes who will discuss how new resources, new priorities and policies, and most of all, new knowledge, can lead us to a sustainable future. Dr. Rhodes has published numerous works on geology and education including “The Creation of the Future: The Role of the American University” and “The Evolution of Life, and Language of the Earth." He holds the Bigsby Medal of the Geological Society, the Ian Campbell Medal of the American Geological Institute, and the Clark-Kerr Medal of the University of California-Berkeley, and more than thirty other honorary degrees.
Following the talk, Dr. Rhodes will lead a question and answer session. Light refreshments will be available throughout the event and a book signing will follow. Books will be available for purchase. The "Chats in the Stacks" book talk is funded by the Mary A. Morrison Public Education Fund at Mann Library.