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Alanna Mitchell


Alanna Mitchell is an award-winning science journalist and author of "Sea Sick- The Global Ocean in Crisis," which won the Grantham Prize for environmental journalism. She 's written for the New York Times, National Geographic and the Guardian. She lives in Toronto, Canada. Her new book is "The Spinning Magnet: The Electromagnetic Force That Created the Modern World–and Could Destroy It."

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Scheduled events:
What is Happening to Our Water and Sand?
Water and Sand: two of the most important resources on earth. But, how sustainable are they? And what is happening to them around the world? The authors discuss how water and sand are used, traded and sometimes stolen, and possible steps humans can take to preserve them.

Science City - Main Stage (Seats 195)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 2, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Science / Medicine / Technology
Signing area: Signing Area - Flandrau BookStore (Science City) (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Vince Beiser, Alanna Mitchell, Sandra Postel
Moderator: Diana Liverman
The Spinning Magnet: Earth's Invisible Life-Support System
Alanna Mitchell discusses her thoroughly-researched and highly-engaging book on the science of electromagnetism, how the earth's magnetic force may be decaying faster than first thought, and what that may mean for animals and humans alike.

Koffler Room 216 (Seats 89, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 3, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Science / Medicine / Technology
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Koffler Patio (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelist: Alanna Mitchell
Moderator: Dori Scholer
Workshop: How to Turn Science Into English
Award-winning journalist and author Alanna Mitchell on how to translate complex scientific ideas into words everybody can understand, with examples from her five books plus a writing exercise.

Integrated Learning Center Room 125 (Seats 60)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 3, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Science / Medicine / Technology
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Integrated Learning Center (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelist: Alanna Mitchell

Books:
The Spinning Magnet: The Electromagnetic Force That Created the Modern World–and Could Destroy It
Science / Medicine / Technology
Dutton
January 2018
ISBN 9781101985168
Hardcover, 336 pages
$28.00, INSTORE
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An engrossing history of the science of one of the four fundamental physical forces in the universe, electromagnetism, right up to the latest indications that the poles are soon to reverse and destroy the world's power grids and electronic communications A cataclysmic planetary phenomenon is gathering force deep within the Earth. More/less

Seasick: Ocean Change and the Extinction of Life on Earth
Science / Medicine / Technology
University of Chicago Press
February 2012
ISBN 9780226532639
171 pages
$18.00, INSTOCK
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We have long lorded over the ocean. But only recently have we become aware of the myriad life-forms beneath its waves. More/less

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Arizona Daily Star
University of Arizona

Presenting Sponsors

Tucson Medical Center

Major Sponsors

Friends of the Festival
Pima County Public Library
Stocker Foundation
University of Arizona BookStores
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William & Mary Ross Foundation

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