John Hainze with Heidi Liere
Months after it was originally scheduled, we finally get to present this now-virtual evening with debut author John Hainze. An entomologist and ethicist who is an adjunct faculty member at Seattle University, and is also affiliated with Seattle University’s Center for Environmental Justice and Sustainability, he is ‘here’ tonight with his creepily informative new book, Nature Underfoot: Living With Beetles, Crabgrass, Fruit Flies and Other Tiny Life Around Us (Yale University Press, with illustrations by Angela Mele). This is one that’s particularly apt for the many of us who’ve been walking more than usual in these pandemic times. Joining him in conversation will be Seattle University professor of environmental studies Heidi Liere.
“In a world where insects are in horrible decline, this fascinating call for understanding and affection for the small creatures around us is a powerfully necessary book!”—Bill McKibben.
“This is a fascinating book - one that will engage you with stories and charm you with drawings. Insects have never been more intriguing than under the watchful eye of John Hainze. He is an entomologist with a conscience. Our insect world deserves his plea for appreciation and care."—Mary Evelyn Tucker.
Co-presented by Seattle University Department of Environmental Studies and Elliott Bay Book Company, & hosted via SU events)