Award Winning Author Thor Hanson-Two Programs! Saturday, June 18th, Children’s Program 4PM, Lopez Library, “The Triumph of Seeds” 7 PM, Woodmen Hall

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The Triumph of Seeds

The Triumph of Seeds: An Evening with Dr.Thor Hanson, Saturday June 18th, 7:00 PM at Woodmen Hall.  The author will read from his award-winning book and discuss.  The Lopez Bookshop will have the book  available for sale and signing following the program.






BartholemewQuillSaturday, June 18th, 4:00 PM in the Lopez Island Library. Thor Hanson reads his new children’s book Bartholomew Quill: A Crow’s Quest to Know Who’s Who to kids of all ages. (Adults welcome too!) Tour the animal kingdom from a crow’s point of view in this whimsical mix of science and poetry. The rhyming story and beautiful illustrations of Pacific Northwest wildlife are featured in this wonderful children’s book.  The Lopez Bookshop will have the book available for sale and signing following the program.

The Lopez Island Library is proud to present two programs featuring award winning author Thor Hanson. The Triumph of Seeds won the 2016 Pacific Northwest Book Award and was a finalist for the AAAS/Subaru SB&F Prize.  His prior book Feathers won the John Burroughs Medal, the AAAS/Subaru SB&F PrizePacific Northwest Book Award, and it was nominated for the Samuel Johnson Prize and the Washington State Book Award. His new illustrated children’s book Bartholomew Quill has become an instant classic.Other books include The Impenetrable Forest , and contributions to Wilderness Comes Home, What to Read in the Rain, and One Hand Does Not Catch a Buffalo. His articles and essays have appeared in numerous publications, including AudubonBBC Wildlife, The Los Angeles Times, The Boston Globe,The Wilson Journal of Ornithology, The Journal of African Ecology, and The Huffington Post.

Hanson’s research and conservation activities have taken him around the globe. He has studied Central American trees and songbirds, nest predation in Tanzania, and the grisly feeding habits of African vultures. He served as a U.S. Peace Corps volunteer in Uganda, where he helped establish the mountain gorilla tourism program in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, and he has also helped manage a brown bear tourism project for the U.S. Forest Service in Alaska. He is currently involved in a project assessing the ecological impacts of warfare. Hanson is a Guggenheim Fellow and a Switzer Environmental Fellow