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Like Dirt? 21 Acres Book event with David Montgomery

Book Event: David Montgomery, The Rocks Don’t Lie: A Geologist Investigates Noah’s Flood
21 Acres Welcomes Geomorphologist, Environmental Author, and MacArthur Fellow, David Montgomery

Montgomery/Univ. flyerProfessor David Montgomery really likes dirt. In his recent books, The Rocks Don’t Lie: A Geologist Investigates Noah’s Flood and Dirt: The Erosion of Civilizations, he explains how rocks and soil reveal our world’s past, our present and our possibly endangered future, focusing on flood myths and soil erosion in agriculture.

David R. Montgomery was born in 1961 Stanford, California, and studied geology at Stanford University before earning his Ph.D. in geomorphology at UC Berkeley. He teaches at the University of Washington where he studies the evolution of topography and how geological processes shape landscapes and influence ecological systems. He loved maps as a kid and now writes about the relationship of people to their environment and other things that interest him. In 2008 he was named a MacArthur Fellow. He lives with his wife Anne in Seattle, Washington. He is the author of Dirt: The Erosion of Civilizations and King of Fish: The Thousand-Year Run of Salmon. His most recent book, The Rocks Don’t Lie: A Geologist Investigates Noah’s Flood, was published in August this year.

Donations suggested. A light dinner will be served.

Montgomery bookDr. Montgomery will stay after to sign his most recent book, The Rocks Don’t Lie: A Geologist Investigates Noah’s Flood