Sandwiched In with Ken Seligson - Author of "The Maya and Climate Change"

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The Classic Maya civilization (200-950 CE), faced many environmental challenges, including those wrought by climate change. Researchers today understand that the breakdown of Classic Maya society was the result of many different factors. Yet the story that continues to grip the public imagination is that the Maya civilization mysteriously "collapsed". Join Dr. Ken Seligson, whose first book, The Maya and Climate Change, was written for a broader public audience interested in the ancient Maya. His new book draws on archaeological, environmental, and historical data to provide a comprehensive, yet accessible, overview of Classic Maya relationships with their natural world that shifts the focus from collapse to resilience.

The Library is especially glad to host Dr. Seligson, who was born and raised in Port Washington and is a proud graduate of Schreiber High School.  He is currently an Assistant Professor of Anthropology at California State University Dominguez Hills in Los Angeles County.

Books will be available for purchase and signing.

(Sponsored by the Friends of the Library)