Exploring Non Fiction: Fen, Bog and Swamp

Exploring Non Fiction: Fen, Bog and Swamp

Thursday, May 11, 7:00 pm until 8:00 pm

Join us at the GPL for our bi-monthly virtual book discussion, as we explore different authors and genres. This month we are exploring nature with Annie Proulx’s, Fen, Bog and Swamp: A Short History of Peatland Destruction and Its Role in the Climate Crisis.

A lifelong acolyte of the natural world, Annie Proulx brings her witness and research to the subject of wetlands and the vitally important role they play in preserving the environment—by storing the carbon emissions that accelerate climate change. Fens, bogs, swamps, and marine estuaries are crucial to the earth’s survival, and in four illuminating parts, Proulx documents their systemic destruction in pursuit of profit.

In a vivid and revelatory journey through history, Proulx also describes the fens of 16th-century England, Canada’s Hudson Bay lowlands, Russia’s Great Vasyugan Mire, and America’s Okeefenokee National Wildlife Refuge. She introduces the early explorers who launched the destruction of the Amazon rainforest, and writes of the diseases spawned in the wetlands—the Ague, malaria, Marsh Fever.

Fen, Bog, and Swamp is available at the library in regular, large print, and audiobook form. It is also available as an e-audio.

To register for the Zoom link, contact us at librarian@greenfieldpubliclibrary.org.

This program, made possible through the generosity of the Friends of the Greenfield Public Library, is free and open to the public.

Posted to: Greenfield Public Library Events on 2023-05-01 16:36:20 (updated 2023-05-02 12:15:19).