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Author Rick Van Noy presents Sudden Spring

  • University of Georgia Skidaway Marine Science Campus 10 Ocean Science Circle Savannah, GA, 31411 United States (map)
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Where: McGowan Library

Price: Free

Wine and Cheese Reception from 6:30pm-7pm

Van Noy’s Lecture begins at 7pm


The Book Lady Bookstore, the University of Georgia Press, and the UGA Skidaway Institute of Oceanography present: Author Rick Van Noy and Sudden Spring: Stories of Adaptation in a Climate-Changed South.

The effects of climate change make headlines almost daily. All across America and the globe, communities have to adapt to rising sea levels, intensified storms, and warmer temperatures. One way or another, climate change will be a proving ground. We will either sink, in cases where the land is subsiding, or swim, finding ways to address these challenges.

Like Rachel Carson’s groundbreaking work Silent Spring, Rick Van Noy’s Sudden Spring (UGA Press 2019) is a call to action to mitigate current trends in our environmental degradation. By highlighting stories of people and places adapting to the impacts of a warmer climate, Van Noy shows us what communities in the South are doing to become more climate resilient and to survive a slow deluge of environmental challenges.

Author Rick Van Noy is a professor of English at Radford University and the author of Surveying the Interior: Literary Cartographers and the Sense of Place (University of Nevada Press, 2003)and A Natural Sense of Wonder: Connecting Kids with Nature Through the Seasons (University of Georgia Press 2008).