Join us as we welcome author Simon Winchester for a conversation about his new book Land : how the hunger for ownership shaped the modern world. His book explores the concept of land ownership and how it has shaped history, examining how people fight over, steward, and occasionally share land, and what humanity’s proprietary relationship with land means for the future. Winchester describes in detail the rich and complex history of humankind’s relationship with our planet’s 37 billion acres of habitable land. This book relates to the current Stockbridge Library, Museum & Archives exhibit Deeds of our Past. The conversation with Simon Winchester will be held with Andre Bernard.
About the author: Simon Winchester studied geology at Oxford and has written for Condé Nast Traveler, Smithsonian, and National Geographic. Simon Winchester’s many books include The Professor and the Madman ; The Map that Changed the World ; Krakatoa; and A Crack in the Edge of the World. Winchester was awarded an Order of the British Empire (OBE) for his services to journalism and literature. He lives in Massachusetts and New York City.