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Sunday, October 11 • 7:00pm - 8:15pm
Forests: Obi Kaufmann with Leslie Carol Roberts

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Co-presented by San Francisco Botanical Garden

From the author of the bestselling California Field Atlas, comes a major work that not only guides readers through the Golden State’s forested lands, but also presents a profoundly original vision of nature in the 21st century. Obi Kaufmann's newest release The Forests of California (Heyday Books) features his signature watercolor maps and trail paintings, weaving them into an expansive and accessible exploration of the biodiversity that defines California in the global imagination. Kaufmann tells an epic story that spans millions of years, nearly 100 species of trees, and an astonishing richness of ecosystems. If Peter Wohlleben’s The Hidden Life of Trees and Richard Powers’s The Overstory opened readers’ eyes to the awesome power of arboreal life, The Forests of California gives readers a unique and unprecedented immersion in that power. Kaufmann shares images and discusses his work with CCA Writing Chair Leslie Carol Roberts, author of Here is Where I Walk. FREE, $5-10 suggested donation

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Event will also be livecasted on Facebook Live.

Buy the authors' books:

Obi Kaufmann -- https://bookshop.org/a/11096/9781597144797
Leslie Carol Roberts -- https://bookshop.org/a/11096/9781948908078
Browse Litquake's bookstore here -- https://bookshop.org/shop/litquake

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Leslie Carol Roberts

Leslie Carol Roberts is the author of Here Is Where I Walk: Episodes from a Life in the Forest (University of Nevada Press, 2019) and The Entire Earth and Sky: Views on Antarctica (Nebraska, 2011.)  She is a founder of the ECOPOESIS Movement and recently kicked off a series of... Read More →

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Obi Kaufmann

Obi Kaufmann is a Bay Area author, poet, painter, and naturalist. He grew up in the East Bay as the son of an astrophysicist and a psychologist, and spent most of high school practicing calculus and breaking away in the evenings to scramble around Mount Diablo and map its creeks... Read More →



Sunday October 11, 2020 7:00pm - 8:15pm PDT
Virtual!