Sarasota, FL — The Ringling College Library Association (RCLA) together with the Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast (GFGC) will present an afternoon with best-selling author, Andrea Wulf, who will share her insights about the life of the visionary German naturalist Alexander von Humboldt (1769-1859) and how he created the way we understand nature today.
The event will be held on Tuesday, May 8, at the Sarasota Opera House located at 61 N. Pineapple Avenue, Sarasota. The lecture begins at 3pm. Wulf will meet with attendees and sign books after her talk.
Wulf is an award–winning author of five acclaimed books, including The Founding Gardeners and The Invention of Nature which were both on the New York Times Best Sellers List. She has written for many newspapers including The Guardian, Los Angeles Times, Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic and The New York Times.
The Invention of Nature reveals Humboldt as a lost hero to science and the forgotten father of environmentalism. The book has won many major awards, including the Royal Society Science Book Prize in 2016, and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize 2016.
Wulf appears regularly on radio and television and is a member of PEN American Center, an International Fellow of The Explorer’s Club, a Fellow of the Linnean Society and a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society.
VIP seating and post lecture reception: $75 RCLA/ CFGC Members -or-$90 non-members
General Admission Seating Only: $45 RCLA / CFGC members -or – $55 non-member
For information call: 941-309-5100 or go online at: rclassociation.org