As the Rocky Mountain Land Series heads into its ninth year, we’re excited to announce our Fall 2010 lineup of authors, artists, photographers, historians, and naturalists. Each Land Series presenter widens our appreciation of the stories behind our age-old relationship to the land, and for that we are extremely grateful! (You can find the entire Fall schedule listed below).
The new season starts on September 30th, as Craig Childs discusses his new book Finders Keepers: A Tale of Archaeological Plunder and Obsession (pictured above). The Land Series has been lucky enough to host Craig Childs before, and this new book may be his best yet!
It’s hard to think of a more wide-ranging, knowledgeable student of the American West than Dan Flores. Dan will discuss his two most recent books, the Twentieth Anniversary edition of his classic of the southern plains, Caprock Canyonlands, and Visions of the Big Sky: Painting and Photographing the Northern Rocky Mountain West.
This fall’s schedule is a good example of the wide diversity of Land Series topics. Here’s three upcoming authors who, in their own way, tell the twin stories of people and the land: Walter Echo-Hawk’s In the Courts of the Conqueror: The 10 Worst Indian Law Cases Ever Decided (for more on Walter Echo-Hawk, please visit our earlier post), Walter Borneman’s Rival Rails: The Race to Build America’s Greatest Transcontinental Railroad, and Jack Turner’s Landscapes on Glass: Lantern Slides for the Rainbow Bridge–Monument Valley Expedition (there’s more on this little known expedition on our earlier post).
Why should birder’s have all the fun? Robert Michael Pyle embarked on his own Big Year, as many obsessed birders have done. Sighting butterflies was Pyle’s goal, but along the way he has (like Edwin Way Teale before him) written an insightful natural history spanning several regions.
A certain level of learned zaniness may ensue when artist Ray Troll returns to the Land Series with his new book Something Fishy This Way Comes (for proof of zany, check out this video from our earlier post, The Perfect Blend of Pancakes & Paleontology).
Jonathan Waterman returns as well — this time with National Geograpahic photographer Peter McBride, as they discuss The Colorado River: Flowing Through Conflict. Water will forever remain high on our list of Land Series topics!
And speaking of the power of the Colorado River, photographer Christoper Brown will be giving a powerpoint presentation on his new book Path of Beauty: Photographic Adventures in the Grand Canyon, full of wonderful images that elevate geologic layers to high art.
Moral Ground: Ethical Action for a Planet in Peril is a book not to be missed. A panel of editors & contributors will join us in a loose town-hall format as we all come to grips with our obligations to the planet and to the future.
And there’s no more immediate ethical sphere than our relationship to food. Katherine Leiner has written a wonderful new book that highlights inspirational stories from across the country, Growing Food: The New Generation of Sustainable Farmers, Cooks, and Food Activists.
So PLEASE join us this Fall for the chance to meet the following authors!
ROCKY MOUNTAIN LAND SERIES Fall 2010
Thursday, September 30th, 7:30pm:
Craig Childs, author of
Finders Keepers: A Tale of Archaeological Plunder and Obsession
Friday, October 15th, 7:30pm:
Ray Troll, author of
Something Fishy This Way Comes: The Artwork of Ray Troll
Sunday, October 17th, 3:00pm:
Dan Flores, author of
Caprock Canyonlands and Visions of the Big Sky: Painting and Photographing the Northern Rocky Mountain West
Thursday, October 21st, 7:30pm:
Walter Borneman, author of
Rival Rails: The Race to Build America’s Greatest Transcontinental Railroad
Saturday, October 23rd, 2:00pm:
Katherine Leiner, author of
Growing Roots: The New Generation of Sustainable Farmers, Cooks, and Food Activists
Saturday, October 30th, 2:00pm:
Robert Michael Pyle, author of
Mariposa Road: The First Butterfly Big Year
Saturday, November 13th, 2:00pm:
The editors & contributors from
Moral Ground: Ethical Action for a Planet in Peril
Saturday, November 20th, 2:00pm:
Jack Turner, author of
Landscapes on Glass: Lantern Slides for the Rainbow Bridge–Monument Valley Expedition
Monday, November 29th, 7:30pm:
Christopher Brown, author of
Path of Beauty: Photographic Adventures in the Grand Canyon
Saturday, December 4th, 2:00pm:
Walter Echo-Hawk, author of
In the Courts of the Conqueror: The 10 Worst Indian Law Cases Ever Decided
Date & Time TBA:
Peter McBride & Jonathan Waterman, authors of
The Colorado River: Flowing Through Conflict
All Land Series events will take place at the Tattered Cover’s Historic LoDo Book Store (16th & Wynkoop in lower downtown Denver). For more information visit the Tattered Cover’s event page. Each program is FREE of charge — truly a wonderful opportunity for lifelong learners of all ages!