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Mike Gunter: Tales of an Ecotourist

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Avid Bookshop presents author Mike Gunter for his book TALES OF AN ECOTOURIST (and in celebration of Earth Day!). This event will take place on Saturday, April 21, from 6-7pm at our Prince Ave. location. This event is free and open to the public, and we encourage you to purchase a copy of the book from us and get it signed by the author.

You can buy the book from us online here: http://www.avidbookshop.com/book/9781438466781


Crossing the far corners of the globe, TALES OF AN ECOTOURIST showcases travel, from the hot and humid Amazon jungle to the frozen but dry Antarctic, as a simple yet spellbinding lens to better understand the complex issue of climate change. At its core, climate change is an issue few truly understand, in large part due to its dizzying array of scientific, economic, cultural, social, and political variables.

Using both keen humor and memorable anecdotes, while weaving respected scientific studies along the way, Mike Gunter, Jr. transports the reader to five famous ecodestinations, from the Galapagos Islands to the Great Barrier Reef, revealing firsthand the increasing threats of climate change. Part travelogue, part current events expose, with a healthy dose of history, ecology, and politics, these tales of ecoadventure tackle such obstacles head on while fleshing out much-needed personal context to perhaps society's greatest threat of all.


Mike Gunter Jr. is a Cornell Distinguished Faculty member and Arthur Vining Davis Fellow at Rollins College where he serves as Professor and Chair of the Political Science department and Director of International Affairs in the Holt School. He is the author of BUILDING THE NEXT ARK: HOW NGOs WORK TO PROTECT BIODIVERSITY.