Environmental journalist will speak at UF tonight

Published: Thursday, October 24, 2013 at 12:31 p.m.
Last Modified: Thursday, October 24, 2013 at 12:31 p.m.

Award-winning environmental journalist William Souder, author of biographies of Rachel Carson and John James Audubon, will speak at 2013 Gus Burns Lecture at the University of Florida tonight.

His talk, "From Conservation to Environmentalism," will discuss Rachel Carson, her 1962 book "Silent Spring," and the origins of America's troubled relationship with the natural world. A book sale and signing will follow the lecture.

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 book. He also is the 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 UF Smathers Library East, room 1A, followed at 7 p.m. with the lecture, which is free and open to the public.

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