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Vince Beiser


Harriet Marble

Vince Beiser is the author of “The World in a Grain: The Story of Sand and How It Transformed Civilization.” Beiser has reported from over 100 countries, states, provinces, kingdoms, occupied territories, liberated areas, no man’s lands and disaster zones. He has exposed conditions in California’s harshest prisons, trained with troops bound for Iraq, ridden with the first responders to disasters in Haiti and Nepal and hunted down other stories from around the world for publications including Wired, The Atlantic, Harper’s, The Guardian, GQ, The Nation, Mother Jones, Playboy, Rolling Stone, The Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Times and The New York Times.

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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
Atlas of Our World
Earth, air, water and fire. Join Vince Beiser, Craig Childs, and Philip Connors on a journey to explore the sometimes overlooked, but fascinating ever-changing landscape of our world.

National Parks Experience (Seats 146)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 2, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Multigenre
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - National Parks (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Vince Beiser, Craig Childs, Philip Connors
Moderator: Jim Cook

Book:
The World in a Grain: The Story of Sand and How It Transformed Civilization
Science / Medicine / Technology
Riverhead Books
August 2018
ISBN 9780399576423
Hardcover, 304 pages
$28.00, INSTORE
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Except for water and air, sand is the natural resource that we consume more than any other - more than oil, more than natural gas. More/less

Named Sponsors

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
University of Arizona - Facilities Management
Western National Parks Association
William & Mary Ross Foundation

Key Sponsors

Arizona Office Technologies
Arizona Wholesale Supply
Marshall Foundation

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