When: Wednesday, August 9, 2006, 7 pm
Where: South Street Seaport, Melville Gallery (213 Water Street between Fulton & Beekman).
Who: Alan Burdick presents Out of Eden: An Odyssey of Ecological Invasion
Description: Now as never before, exotic animals and plants are crossing the globe, borne on the swelling tide of human traffic to places where nature never intended them to be. As alien species jump from place to place and increasingly crowd native and endangered species of existence, biologists speak fearfully of "the homogenization of the world." Never mind bulldozers and pesticides: the fastest-growing threat to biological diversity may be nature itself. Out of Eden is a dazzling, personal journey through this strange and shifting landscape. He follows world-class scientists - invasion biologists, "mix-o-ecologists" - and a global cast of alien species, to ask: What exactly is nature? What is natural? Book signing.
Info: Suggested donation $5. For more information call 212.748.8568.