Start: 7:30 pm
Historic LoDo: This event has been cancelled. Ian Plimer, Australia’s leading geologist, will discuss and sign his controversial new book Heaven and Earth: Global Warming, the Missing Science ($21.95 Taylor Trade), which makes the case that carbon dioxide is just one of many factors that drive climate—and a relatively insignificant one at that. Heaven and Earth engagingly and comprehensively synthesizes what we know about the sun, earth, ice, water, and air, and offers a powerful argument against many of the punitive, and expensive, laws that are now being passed to protect our environment.
Start: 7:30 pm
Colfax Avenue: David Taylor writes for the Washington Post, the Village Voice, and other publications, as well as scripts for television documentaries. His work has aired on the Discovery Channel, The Learning Channel, and elsewhere. Taylor will discuss and sign his new book Soul of a People: The WPA Writers’ Project Uncovers Depression America ($27.95 Wiley), the story of a handful of people who were on the Federal Writer’s Project in the 1930s, and a glimpse of America at a turning point. This particular handful of characters went from poverty to great things later, and included John Cheever, Ralph Ellison, Zora Neale Hurston, Richard Wright, and Studs Terkel. Through striking images and firsthand accounts, the book reveals their experiences and the most vivid excerpts from selected guides and interviews. Request a signed copy: firstname.lastname@example.org