A Virtual Author Talk in Celebration of Earth DayTuesday April 20, 2021
A Virtual Author Talk in Celebration of Earth Day - The Ice at the End of the World: An Epic Journey into Greenland’s Buried Past and Our Perilous Future by Jon Gertner
The Resilient Communities: Libraries Respond to Climate Change is a pilot program of the American Library Association
Co-sponsored by the Monmouth County Library and Moderated by Donna Mansfield, Eastern Branch
Jon Gertner discusses his new book, The Ice at the End of the World, in which he delves into the history, exploration, and investigation of Greenland’s ice sheet and its future in the era of global warming.
Jon Gertner is the author of the bestselling book The Idea Factory: Bell Labs and the Great Age of American Innovation and a longtime contributor to The New York Times Magazine. A journalist and historian whose stories on science, technology and nature have appeared in a variety of national magazines, he is also a lecturer on technology and science history. The Ice at the End of the World details 150 years of exploration and investigation on the Greenland ice sheet, beginning in the 1880s. The book is, in many respects, a story about the process of scientific discovery, and aims to explain how the work in Greenland, aided by an evolving array of technological tools, has led us to a profound understanding of our current climate crisis.
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This session will be conducted on Zoom and is free of charge. Registration and internet access are required to attend. Register below to receive emailed information on how to access the discussion. The link will be emailed Monday, April 19 between 3:00 and 4:00 pm, after registration closes at noon. This book is available to borrow from your local Library branch.
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