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Welcome to 2021: Insurrection, Mutation, and the Winding Road out of this Mess

January 26, 2021 @ 7:00 am

Authors Betsy Gaines Quammen and David Quammen will draw on their corners of research to try to add some insight on what’s happening in America right now. From the roots of rebellion in the West, to the Capitol siege, to the dangers that might be coming from new variants of the virus: These things are not unconnected.
Betsy Gaines Quammen is a WildEarth Guardians board member and author of American Zion: Cliven Bundy, God & Public Lands in the West, the story of the ongoing feud between Mormon ranching family the Bundys, the federal government, and the American public. Historian Betsy Gaines Quammen examines the roots of the Bundys’ cowboy confrontations, and how history has shaped an often-dangerous mindset which today feeds the militia movement and threatens public lands, wild species, and American heritage.
David Quammen wrote Spillover: Animal Infections and the Next Human Pandemic, seven years ago. A prescient book that discusses how the next disease cataclysm will be caused by a new virus coming to humans from wildlife, a phenomenon that experts call a “spillover.” In the book, he illuminates the dynamics of Ebola, SARS, bird flu, Lyme disease, and other emerging threats and tells the story of AIDS and its origins as it has never before been told.
You can purchase a copy of American Zion from Torrey House Press: https://www.torreyhouse.org/american-zion
You can also purchase a copy of Spillover from Bookshop.org: https://bookshop.org/…/spillover-animal…/9780393346619


January 26, 2021
7:00 am