Escape to Create, Sundog Books, and the Seaside Institute present a BOOK LAUNCH and PRIVATE EVENING with JACK E. DAVIS, Florida's preeminent environmental historian.
Join us on Wednesday, March 29th from 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm at the Seaside Institute as Escape to Create alumnus Jack E. Davis unveils his upcoming book, THE GULF: THE MAKING of an AMERICA SEA.
Presentation by Jack E. Davis
Reading from THE GULF: THE MAKING of an AMERICAN SEA by Jack E. Davis
Discussion and Debate
Jack E. Davis is the author of the award-winning An Everglades Providence: Marjory Stoneman Douglas and the American Environmental Century, a dual biography of America's premier wetlands and the woman who led the movement to save it. Davis, who writes for the intellectually curious audience, is also an excellent speaker. He makes history leap off the page by putting you in the story and relating history to our experience of life today.
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WHAT CRITICS ARE SAYING ABOUT THE GULF: THE MAKING of an AMERICAN SEA
“Engaging, truly relevant … The story of this magnificent body of water … remains an improbable, valiant survival tale in the face of the BP oil spill and ongoing climate change. An elegant narrative braced by a fierce, sobering environmental conviction.”
“Comprehensive and thoroughly researched … Davis makes the convincing argument that wiser, far-sighted practices—including those aimed at combating climate change—could help the Gulf region remain a bastion of resources for the foreseeable future.”
“A magnificent chronicle of the Gulf of Mexico … A work of astonishing breadth: richly peopled, finely structured, beautifully written. It should appeal equally to Gulf coast residents and snowbirds, students of environmental history, and general readers.”
—Robert Eagan, Library Journal