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Rakestraw Books "Live at Home!" with Simon Winchester

Simon Winchester, the author of The Professor and the Madman and The Perfectionists explores the notion of property--our proprietary relationship with the land--through human history, how it has shaped us and what it will mean for our future in his brilliant new book, Land: How Our Hunger for Ownership Shaped the Modern World.

Land--whether meadow or mountainside, desert or peat bog, parkland or pasture, suburb or city--is central to our existence. It quite literally underlies and underpins everything. Employing the keen intellect, insatiable curiosity, and narrative verve that are the foundations of his previous bestselling works, Simon Winchester examines what we human beings are doing--and have done--with the billions of acres that together make up the solid surface of our planet.

Land: How the Hunger for Ownership Shaped the Modern World examines in depth how we acquire land, how we steward it, how and why we fight over it, and finally, how we can, and on occasion do, come to share it. Ultimately, Winchester confronts the essential question: who actually owns the world's land--and why does it matter?

Join us for a wonderful virtual visit with Simon Winchester on Thursday, 4 February 2021 at 5 PM (PST). Simon Winchester will be joined in conversation by John King, the San Francisco Chronicle architecture critic.

Tickets are $15 (includes a $15 coupon towards your purchase of Land from rakestrawbooks.com).

Tickets should be purchased by clicking HERE.

Event date: 

Thursday, February 4, 2021 - 5:00pm

Event address: 

via CrowdCast.io
Danville, CA 94526
Land: How the Hunger for Ownership Shaped the Modern World Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062938336
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Harper - January 19th, 2021