University of Arizona Campus  •  March 10 - 11, 2018  •  9:30am to 5:30pm
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March 11-12, 2017 (9:30am - 5:30pm)

Save the date for 2018!

March 10-11, 2018 (9:30am - 5:30pm)

David Biello

David Biello is an award-winning journalist who has been reporting on the environment and energy since 1999. "The Unnatural World: The Race to Remake Civilization in Earth's Newest Age," is his first book. He is currently the science curator for TED Talks and a contributing editor at Scientific American. He also writes frequently for Aeon, Nautilus, the Los Angeles Review of Books, and Yale e360. Biello has been a guest on many radio and television shows, including PRI's Science Friday and PBS NewsHour. His documentary series Beyond the Light Switch won the duPont-Columbia award and he most recently reported, wrote, and hosted The Ethanol Effect for PBS.

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Scheduled events:
Humans and a Changing Earth
What is the impact of humans on our changing planet and who are the change-makers? Award-winning writers offer an essential panel for anyone interested in the natural world and its health in the future.

National Parks Experience (Seats 146)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 11, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Nature / Environment / Outdoor Adventure
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - National Parks Experience Store (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: David Biello, Mary Ellen Hannibal
Moderator: Jim Cook
Wild Thoughts from Wild Places: Man vs. Nature and the Future of Civilization
We clearly live in a world where humans affect all that we once called "natural." Extinction, climate change, pollution, environmental degradation, desertification--what does the future hold for man and nature? David Biello, Andrea Peacock and Doug Peacock will discuss the important role of wild areas and wildlife to human existence.

Science City - Main Stage (Seats 155)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 12, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Science / Medicine / Technology
Signing area: Signing Area - Flandrau BookStore (Science City) (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: David Biello, Andrea Peacock, Doug Peacock
Moderator: Kirk Astroth

The Unnatural World
Nature / Environment / Outdoor Adventure
Scribner - S&S
November 2016
ISBN 9781476743905
Hardcover, 304 pages
$26.00, INSTORE
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"Chronicles a disparate band of unlikely heroes: an effervescent mad scientist who would fertilize the seas; a pigeon-obsessive bent on bringing back the extinct [passenger pigeon]; a low-level government functionary in China doing his best to clean up his city, and more. More/less

Named Sponsors

Arizona Daily Star
University of Arizona

Presenting Sponsors

Tucson Medical Center

Major Sponsors

Friend of the Festival
Pima County Public Library
Stocker Foundation
University of Arizona BookStores
University of Arizona - Facilities Management

Key Sponsors

Brucker Trust
Marshall Foundation
Monark Premium Appliance Company
William & Mary Ross Foundation
Western National Parks Association

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