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Lawrence Millman: At the End of the World
July 19, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
7PM Thursday, July 19
Please join us for this illustrated presentation and Book Signing,
Jointly sponsored by The Center for Circumpolar Studies and River Arts
Free & Open to the Public
Donations Gratefully Accepted
At the End of the World is the remarkable story of a series of murders that occurred in an extremely remote corner of the Arctic in 1941. Those murders show that senseless violence in the name of religion is not only a contemporary phenomenon, and that a people as seemingly peaceful as the Inuit can become unpeaceful at the drop of a hat or, in this instance, a meteor shower.
At the same time, the book is a warning cry against the destruction of what’s left of our culture’s humanity, along with the destruction of the natural world. Has technology deprived us of our eyes? the author asks. Has it deprived the world of birds, beasts, and flowers?
A frequent Center contributor, Lawrence Millman has made many trips to the Arctic and Subarctic and, as has been noted, “writes about remote places with an ecologist’s conscience” in his numerous books, including Giant Polypores and Stoned Reindeer(2013) and Hiking to Siberia (2012). Millman has also done mycological work in places as diverse as Svalbard, Belize, Western Samoa, the Canadian Arctic, and Nantucket.