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Location: Statewide

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The Edge of Extinction: Travels with Enduring People in Vanishing Lands

Date: Saturday, November 15, 3:00pm

Location: Barnes and Noble West

Posted October 2014

Author event featuring Jules Pretty
Professor of Environment and Society, University of Essex

In The Edge of Extinction, Jules Pretty explores life and change in a dozen environments and cultures across the world, taking us on a series of remarkable journeys to show that there are many different ways to live in cooperation with nature. From these accounts of people living close to the land and close to the edge emerge a larger story about sustainability and the future of the planet.

Hailing from eastern England, Jules Pretty writes on the importance and relevance of nature for people. He was awarded an OBE in 2006 for services to sustainable agriculture. At this author event, he will read from The Edge of Extinction, followed by a book signing.

This event is possible thanks to the generous support of the Lectures Committee General Fund and the UW-Madison Agroecology Program, Agronomy Department and Soil Science Department.

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Don’t miss these UW-Madison campus events with Jules Pretty on Friday, Nov. 14:

Healthy Food Systems poster session: Hosted by Wisconsin Prevention of Obesity and Diabetes (WIPOD) and CIAS at the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery Atrium, 2-3pm.

Sustainable Intensification in Agricultural Systems lecture: Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery DeLuca Forum, 3pm. Reception and poster viewing to follow.

Barnes and Noble West is located at 7433 Mineral Point Road, Madison (West Towne Mall)