The Center for Global Peace & Conflict Studies presents

"Whiskey’s fer Drinkin’ and Water’s fer Fightin’: California,Climate Change, and Global Aridity"
with William deBuys, Writer and Conservationist

December 4, 2013
3:30-5:00 p.m.
Social Science Plaza A, Room 2112

Writer and conservationist William deBuys is the author of seven books, which range from memoir and biography to environmental history and studies of place. DeBuys’s books include Enchantment and Exploitation: The Life and Hard Times of a New Mexico Mountain Range (1985), which won a Southwest Book Award and is now in its ninth printing; River of Traps (1990; 2008), which was recognized as a New York Times Notable Book of the Year and was one of three finalists for the Pulitzer Prize in General Non-Fiction in 1991; Salt Dreams: Land and Water in Low-Down California (1999), which won the Western States Book Award and several other prizes; and, most recently, A Great Aridness, which Bill McKibben called "a deep glimpse into one place on our fast-changing planet…with scientific precision and understated emotional power [that] explains what your future holds". He is also the author of numerous articles and op-eds, including "The Drying of the West" in the LA Times.

Co-sponsored by the Center for Environmental Biology, Department of Comparative Literature, and Steele/Burnand Anza-Borrego Desert Research Center.

For further information, please contact Sylvia Lotito, or 949-824-3344.

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