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Campus Reading with Jordan Fisher Smith

October 28, 2019 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm

Jordan Fisher Smith spent 21 years as a park ranger in California, Wyoming, Idaho, and Alaska. His book about a fatal bear attack and the century-long struggle to properly manage animals and ecosystems in national parks, ENGINEERING EDEN, won a California Book Award and was longlisted for the PEN/E.O. Wilson Award for Literary Science Writing. The Wall Street Journal called it “intensely reported, rousingly readable and ambitiously envisioned.” ENGINEERING EDEN is now out in paperback with a new foreword by Jack E. Davis, winner of a 2018 Pulitzer Prize for history. Jordan’s previous book, NATURE NOIR, was an Audubon Magazine Editor’s Choice lauded by the New York Times, Outside Magazine, and Newsweek, which said of Smith “He writes about the natural world with more grace than anyone since Edward Abbey.” Jordan has also written for The New Yorker, Orion, Men’s Journal, Aeon, and Discover and worked on four films, including a documentary on Lyme disease, “Under Our Skin,” which made the 2010 Oscar shortlist.











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