Join us for the exciting launch of The Social Lives of Forests, the edited volume from PGE's inaugural conference!
Stemming from the Program on the Global Environment's 2008 inaugural conference, The Social Lives of Forests explores woodland resurgance and how forests throughout the world are closely integrated into the lives of their inhabitants, from the city of Chicago to the rainforests of the Amazon.
Join editors Susanna B. Hecht (UCLA) and Kathleen D. Morrison (UChicago) for a discussion of the book and its impact on the growing field of political ecology. The event will be followed by a book signing and reception.
"The Social Lives of Forests brings together a posse of the world's leading scholars of forests who challenge us to think about trees and people in entirely new ways."
— Michael Watts, U. of California, Berkeley
"This is a book that will surprise and inform historians, ecologists, foresters, environmentalists — and anyone who cares about the forests around us."
— Charles C. Mann, author of 1491: New Revelations of the Americas before Columbus
"The authors' stimulating ideas address important questions of forest dynamics and management. They also apply to the creation of working landscapes that offer space for people and nature everywhere."
— Tobias Plieninger, Science Magazine