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Boulder Junction Public Library Presents: Author Rand Atkinson
June 28 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pmFree
The Boulder Junction Public Library presents local author, Rand Atkinson, on Tuesday, June 21, 7 pm, at the Boulder Junction Community Center. Rand will be discussing his new book, Revolt: Practical Ecology to Save Planet Earth for Our Children. Rand’s book is a collection of essays and stories which lead to questions about how our everyday actions affect nature and the Earth around us -and what we as individuals can do to make it better for our children, grandchildren, and beyond.
Aldo Leopold, in his legendary 1949 book, Sand County Almanac, literally called for REVOLT- “revolt against the tedium of the merely economic attitude towards the land”. It has come to the point where the “land” as Aldo called this planet’s earth living presence – whether land, water, or air – needs to be understood, appreciated, and paid attention to. We are at that critical point where this economic attitude will destroy the existence of the ecological community systems that supports all life. This book of short essays is about this necessary REVOLT. It is about the history of what man has done with the land … with nature and our natural resources since Leopold’s writing.
Rand Atkinson is an ecologist, professor, environmental consultant, fish farmer, and a passionate seeker of knowledge about the natural world. This life-long adventure and accumulation of awareness of what is happening to the world he loves has created this book of concern and direction. Rand graduated as a field biologist at the beginning of the 1970’s environmental movement and quickly became immersed in water law, ecological assessments, and a need how to feed the world responsibly. With his passion of following Aldo Leopold’s land ethics started companies to evaluate and restore aquatic systems, rear native plants, and grow fish sustainably. Eventually, he has passed his knowledge as an adjunct professor in restoration and reclamation. Rand currently resides in the Northwoods of Wisconsin where he can observe and enjoy “the land” just out the door of his cabin. From here he continues to seek and write about the intersection of nature and humankind … with hope.
This event is free and open to the public. Rand will be selling and signing his books. Refreshments will be served. For questions and further information, please call the library at 715-385-2050 or email [email protected].