Environmental journalist William Souder speaking on Oct. 24

Published: October 8th, 2013

Category: General news

William SouderAward-winning environmental journalist William Souder, author of biographies of Rachel Carson and John James Audubon, will speak at the University of Florida Oct. 24th.

Souder will give UF’s 2013 Burns Lecture. His talk, “From Conservation to Environmentalism,”  will discuss Rachel Carson, her monumental 1962 book Silent Spring, and the origins of America’s troubled relationship with the natural world.

Souder’s book On a Farther Shore: The Life and Legacy of Rachel Carson, was published by Crown last year on the 50th anniversary of the publication of Carson’s classic Silent Spring.  He is also author of Under a Wild Sky: John James Audubon and the Making of the Birds of America, which was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, and Plague of Frogs: Unraveling an Environmental Mystery.

A reception with refreshments and food starts at 6:30 in Library East Room 1A. The lecture is free and open to the public. It is hosted by the Department of History and cosponsored by the Institute for Food and Agricultural Sciences, the Center for the Humanities and the Public Sphere at UF, the Tropical Conservation and Development Program of the Center for Latin American Studies at UF, and Library East.

A book sale and signing will follow the lecture.