Wednesday, March 26th at 7 p.m.
Paul Rosolie, author of Mother of God, will be our featured speaker.
Like many young men, Paul Rosolie thought he was born in the wrong century. He had trouble concentrating in school and had difficulty reconciling lessons in algebra to his overriding interest in the natural environment. He was only truly happy outdoors, away from the stifling atmosphere of the classroom, exploring nature and wildlife. Paul came up with a plan for his life and dropped out of high school to travel to the last truly wild place on earth: the Amazon.
In Mother of God, naturalist and explorer Paul Rosolie recounts his amazing adventures in the uncharted tributaries of the Western Amazon. From his solo expedition in the jungle to his encounter with an un-contacted tribe, trials with poachers, discovery of a never-before-described “floating forest” ecosystem, and his intimate witness of a jaguar’s death.
Praise for Mother of God
“Rosolie’s solo adventures in the heart of the Amazon jungle, up close and personal with giant anacondas and jaguars, are gripping. And his dedication to preserving one of the earth’s last wildernesses is where he really sets himself apart. Mother of God is an awe-inspiring read.” — Bear Grylls
About the Author
Paul Rosolie is a naturalist and explorer who has specialized in the western Amazon for nearly a decade. Along with running a conservation project called Tamandua Expeditions that uses tourism to support rainforest conservation, Paul's work has taken him to some of the last dark places on the map. He has traveled with poachers into deep jungle to document the black market trade in endangered species (the third largest black market globally, after guns and drugs), he has learned from indigenous trackers about the Amazon's flora and fauna, and has explored a previously undocumented ecosystem that has come to be called the 'floating forest'. Paul has worked on conservation projects in tropical ecosystems all over the world. This is his first book
Paul Rosolie's appearance is made possible by Barrett Bookstore.
Books will be available for purchase at this event. Refreshments will be served.
Additional parking for evening and weekend Library programs available on Thorndal Circle (behind Nielsen's).