The Pacific Ecosystem: Exploring Man, Flora, and Fauna

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Wed. March 22, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

UVa Harrison Institute / Small Special Collections

UVa Central Grounds, 160 McCormick Rd, Charlottesville, VA 22904


Frederick Damon (Trees, Knots, and Outriggers: Environmental Knowledge in the Northeast Kula Ring), and Stan Ulanski (The California Current: A Pacific Ecosystem and Its Fliers, Divers, and Swimmers) will present on their work in regards to the Pacific environment.

Why should you attend?

“A rare and formidable work. [Trees, Knots and Outriggers: Environmental Knowledge in the Northeast Kula Ring] is a wholly distinctive contribution to multi-species ethnography, of environments made as people tie living materials to one another. It is also a wholly original account of the research process: had Damon not recorded the patchiness of knowledge – locally, regionally – he would not have understood how people draw things together and keep them moving at the same time. String figures, he was told, untie the mind and keep it supple – so does this energizing book.” –Marilyn Strathern, University of Cambridge

“Stan Ulanski’s unique and illuminating book on the California Current treats this ocean system as an integrated whole, providing a sound scientific foundation for understanding it. Ulanski’s integrated and inclusive approach will prove illuminating for a wide audience of readers, including both lay readers and professionals – all who must ultimately decide upon the survivability of this planet.” –Michael Garstang, author of Elephant Sense and Sensibility 

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