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Land Trust Book Group: The World in a Grain by Vince Beiser

September 26 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Join the conversation on Thursday, September 26 at 6:30pm at the Land Trust Building at 10014 SW Bank Road. All are welcome!

A 2019 finalist for the PEN/E. O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award 

The gripping story of the most important overlooked commodity in the world–sand–and the crucial role it plays in our lives.

After water and air, sand is the natural resource that we consume more than any other–even more than oil. Every concrete building and paved road on Earth, every computer screen and silicon chip, is made from sand. From Egypt’s pyramids to the Hubble telescope, from the world’s tallest skyscraper to the sidewalk below it, from Chartres’ stained-glass windows to your iPhone, sand shelters us, empowers us, engages us, and inspires us. It’s the ingredient that makes possible our cities, our science, our lives–and our future.

And, incredibly, we’re running out of it.

 

Details

Date:
September 26
Time:
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Organizer

Erika Carleton
Phone:
206-463-2644
Email:
erika@vashonlandtrust.org

Venue

Vashon Land Trust Building
10014 SW Bank Road
Vashon, WA 98070 United States
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Phone:
206-463-2644