Ellsworth Public Library

Book Discussion: The Story of More by Hope Jahren

October 22, 2020, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join Bob Dodge from the Union of Concerned Scientists for a discussion of Hope Jahren’s latest book.

About The Story of More

Hope Jahren is an award-winning scientist, a brilliant writer, a passionate teacher, and one of the seven billion people with whom we share this earth. In The Story of More, she illuminates the link between human habits and our imperiled planet. In concise, highly readable chapters, she takes us through the science behind the key inventions—from electric power to large-scale farming to automobiles—that, even as they help us, release greenhouse gases into the atmosphere like never before. She explains the current and projected consequences of global warming—from superstorms to rising sea levels—and the actions that we all can take to fight back. At once an explainer on the mechanisms of global change and a lively, personal narrative given to us in Jahren’s inimitable voice, The Story of More is the essential pocket primer on climate change that will leave an indelible impact on everyone who reads it. (Description from Amazon)

About Bob Dodge:

Bob is a retired Vice President, R&D and Chief Scientific Advisor at IDEXX, developing veterinary in vitro diagnostic products for animal health. Prior to joining IDEXX, Bob held senior R&D management positions in the human healthcare field at lnteg, Inc. in St. Paul, Minnesota, and at Abbott Laboratories, in North Chicago, IL. Bob holds a B.A. in Biology from the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, and a Ph.D. in Microbiology from the University of Texas at Austin. In addition to working in the UCS, Bob is currently Secretary of the University of Southern Maine Foundation and President of the Friends of the Osher Map Library, which supports and promotes the interests and the growth of the Osher Map Library and the Smith Center for Cartographic Education at USM.

Space is limited for this event.  Copies of the book are available for checkout at Ellsworth Public Library.

Please contact Abby (amorrow@ellsworthlibrary.net) to register for this Zoom book club and reserve your copy of the book.  

All Big Read events are free and open to the public, thanks to a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts and support from Arts Midwest.

Questions? Feel free to email neabigreadellsworth@gmail.com or call the library (667-6363).

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