|Go Big Read: The Death and Life in the Great Lakes|
Event Type: ADULT - BOOKS|
Age Group(s): Families or All Ages, Adult
Start Time: 7:00 PM
End Time: 8:00 PM
Presented in partnership with Go Big Read, Dan Egan visits the Wisconsin Book Festival to discuss his book†The Death and Life in the Great Lakes.Library: All Locations
This event will take place on the UW Campus in Memorial Union's Shannon Hall.
The Death and Life in the Great Lakes†is an ode to the majesty and history of this national, natural treasure. Egan, a master reporter and storyteller, begins with European explorers arriving at these shores for the first time in the 1600s. Egan takes the reader deep beneath the lakesí shimmering surface to illuminate the ongoing and unparalleled ecological unraveling of the continentís most precious natural resource, all while retaining a sense of awe and respect for their immensity and danger: ďA Great Lake can swallow freighters almost three times the length of a football field; the lakesí bottoms are littered with an estimated 6,000 shipwrecks, many of which have never been found. This would never happen on a normal lake, because a normal lake is knowable. A Great Lake can hold all the mysteries of an ocean, and then some.
Wisconsin Book FestivalLink: Go Big Read