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Andrea Wulf Lecture and book signing - Fall Fundraiser


Support Explorit's science programs for school children and families

Friday, October 28, 2016 at 7:00P.M. 

the internationally renowned

Andrea Wulf

will speak at the

Veterans Memorial Theater,
203 East 14th Street, Davis 

about her 2015 biography of 

Alexander Von Humboldt



Tickets can also be purchased at the door.

• Explorit members @ $35.00 
• Non members @ $55.00 (this purchase includes a family membership.) 
   Non members can purchase one ticket at $55 and additional tickets at the membership price.
• K-12 Teachers $15.00
   This special discounted price includes membership to Explorit for one year! 

Your membership and attendance at this special literary/science event supports Explorit's 'STEM' science programs that travel throughout the region to elementary school classrooms and auditoriums serving more than 30,000 children a year.
For more information about this exciting public event please contact    OR   call 530-756-0191


 "The Invention of Nature" can be purchased at The Avid Reader in downtown Davis (617 2nd St, Davis, CA 95616) and will be available for purchase and signing at the October 28th lecture.


vonHumboldt.png? Do you know who Alexander von Humboldt was? Well, born in Berlin in 1769 he became a naturalist explorer. Humboldt revolutionized the way we see the natural world. He found connections everywhere. ‘In this great chain of causes and effects,’ Humboldt said, ‘no single fact can be considered in isolation.’  He searched for global patterns, and his most important insight was that nature is a web of life. At a time when scientists were classifying the world into ever smaller taxonomic units, Humboldt regarded Earth as one great living organism in which everything was connected. He is admired and famous around the world but less well known by Americans. We wonder why this is. Come to our October 28 talk by author Andrea Wulf to learn about her lively, well researched account of his life and travels.


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Wulf suggests that Humboldt's writings inspired naturalists and poets such as Darwin, Wordsworth and Goethe but also politicians such as Jefferson. Wulf also argues that it was Humboldt’s influence that led John Muir to his ideas of preservation and that shaped Thoreau’s ‘Walden’

Wulf travels Europe and the US to talk about this, her most recent book, that has received many awards, rave reviews and has been published in 23 countries.   

A pleasure to read … excellent … Buckle up and prepare yourself for Andrea Wulf's hugely enjoyable voyage of discovery … rip-roaring yarn … vivid prose … fine book.”    The Ecologist.


ANDREA WULF trained as a design historian
 at the Royal College of Art in London and is a full-time writer.  "The Invention of Nature" is her latest book and was published in the UK and the US in 2015 and in 19 other countries in 2016/17. It has received rave reviews and awards. 

She is the author of five books and has written for the Guardian, Sunday Times, Financial Times, and LA Times. She also writes book reviews for the New York Times Sunday Book Review and the Wall Street Journal. 

Wulf has lectured widely to large international audiences at the Royal Geographical Society and Royal Society in London, the American Philosophical Society in Philadelphia, Monticello and the New York Public Library amongst many others. 

She is a three-time fellow of the International Center for Jefferson Studies at Monticello and the Eccles British Library Writer in Residence 2013. She's a member of PEN American Center and a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society.


"The Invention of Nature" is a New York Times Bestseller; Winner of Costa Biography Award 2015; Finalist Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction & Nonfiction 2016; Finalist Kirkus Prize 2015; Winner LA Times Book Prize 2016; Shortlisted IBW Book Award 2016 (winner announced 17 June 2016); Inaugural James Wright Award of Nature Writing (Kenyon Review & Nature Conservancy); Ness Award 2016 "For popularising the histories of geography and of scientific botanical exploration" (Royal Geographical Society); 10 Best Books of 2015.
New York Times.




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