Live Stream: Asheville Science Tavern presents Margaret Lowman, author of The Arbornaut

This is a virual event hosted by the Asheville Science Tavern. Malaprop's is offering 10% off the cover price of Arbornaut now through November 15. Purchase below and enter the coupon code ARBORNAUT during checkout. Click here to learn more and register to attend the event. 

Author Margaret Lowman shares stories about her geek-childhood as a collector of wildflowers, bird nests, snake skins and other nature collectibles, which led her to being one of the world's first arbornauts. Whereas astronauts explore outer space, arbornauts investigate the treetops, where she and others have found that over 50% of the world's land-based creatures live. Unfortunately, scientists have classified less than 10% of that biodiversity, so her stories inspire us to think about the urgency of forest conservation, and direct actions to save big trees and ultimately, keep our planet healthy. Lowman will discuss her exploration of forest canopies in many countries and provide hope for ways we can all work toward tree conservation.

Margaret “Meg” Lowman Ph.D., known affectionately throughout the world as “Canopy Meg,” is a global pioneer in forest canopy ecology. She is one of the world’s foremost “arbornauts” — someone who explores and studies the vast forest canopies that make up what Meg has termed the Earth’s “eighth continent.” A tireless educator, strong advocate for girls, women, and minorities in science, Meg has published numerous books, is a sustainability advisor, contributes to boards, and speaks widely and frequently to diverse groups, schools, and international symposiums and conferences. More info at:

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The Arbornaut: A Life Discovering the Eighth Continent in the Trees Above Us Cover Image
By Meg Lowman, Sylvia A. Earle (Contributions by), Sylvia A. Earle (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9780374162696
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - August 10th, 2021