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How to Live for Nature: Melanie Challenger and George Monbiot

Melanie Challenger and George Monbiot discuss their books, How to Be Animal and Feral, and the ordinary steps we might take to have a better relationship with the rest of the living world. Discussion will be moderated by Helen Whybrow. 

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Thursday 25th February, 2021 @ 7:00 pm

  • Book Launch
  • In Conversation
  • Online event
  • Questions & Answers

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About the Event

Melanie Challenger and George Monbiot discuss their books, How to Be Animal and Feral, and the ordinary steps we might take to have a better relationship with the rest of the living world. Discussion will be moderated by Helen Whybrow. 

This event is cosponsored by Orion Magazine, “America’s Best Environmental Magazine." Orion is a reader-supported nonprofit at the convergence of ecology, the arts, and social justice.

George Monbiot is an author, Guardian columnist and environmental campaigner. His best-selling books include Feral: Rewilding the land, sea and human life and Heat: how to stop the planet burning; his latest is Out of the Wreckage: a new politics for an age of crisis. 

George cowrote the concept album Breaking the Spell of Loneliness with musician Ewan McLennan; and has made a number of viral videos. One of them, adapted from his 2013 TED talk, How Wolves Change Rivers, has been viewed on YouTube over 40m times. Another, on Natural Climate Solutions, that he co-presented with Greta Thunberg, has been watched over 50m times.

Melanie Challenger works as a researcher on the history of humanity and the natural world, and environmental philosophy. She is the author of On Extinction: How We Became Estranged from Nature. She received a Darwin Now Award for her research in the Canadian Arctic, and the Arts Council International Fellowship with the British Antarctic Survey for her work on the history of whaling.

Tickets are priced at £5 each. 

About the Book

How to be Animal
How to be Animal

Melanie Challenger

Publisher:Canongate Books Ltd

Publication date:4 Feb 2021

ISBN:9781786895714

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"In her attempt to show how our relationship with other living things has become so out of kilter and destructive, Melanie Challenger makes a convincing case against “human exceptionalism,”"
The Scotsman

Combining popular science, history and moral philosophy, this is a wide-ranging and radical new take on the human story and what it means for us today