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Sat, Jan 27

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Leon Valley Public Library

Nonfiction Book Club

A new book club for a new year! The starting book for this group will be "The Treeline: The Last Forest and the Future of Life on Earth" by Ben Rawlence. Pick up a copy and learn about The Treeline!

Nonfiction Book Club
Nonfiction Book Club

Time & Location

Jan 27, 2024, 11:00 AM

Leon Valley Public Library, 6425 Evers Rd, Leon Valley, TX 78238, USA

About the Event

The Treeline: The Last Forest and the Future of Life on Earth by Ben Rawlence  

 For  the last fifty years, the trees of the boreal forest have been moving north. Ben Rawlence's The Treeline takes us along this critical frontier of our warming planet from Norway to Siberia, Alaska to Greenland, to meet the scientists, residents and trees confronting huge geological changes. Only the hardiest species survive at these latitudes, including the ice-loving Dahurian larch of Siberia, the antiseptic Spruce that purifies our atmosphere, the Downy birch conquering Scandinavia, the healing Balsam poplar that Native Americans use as a cure-all and the noble Scots Pine that lives longer when surrounded by its family.  It is a journey of wonder and awe at the incredible creativity and resilience of these species and the mysterious workings of the forest upon which we rely for the air we breathe. Blending reportage with the  latest science, The Treeline is a story of what might soon be the last forest left and what that means for the future of all life on earth.  

The Treeline is a Helen Bernstein Book Award Nominee for Excellence in Journalism (2023), Dayton Literary Peace Prize Nominee for Nonfiction (2023).

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