E.O. Wilson and Alex Harris
CDS Front Desk
Presentations and a book signing by storied evolutionary biologist Edward O. Wilson and documentary photographer Alex Harris for their acclaimed new book, "Why We Are Here: Mobile and the Spirit of a Southern City." Presentations and a Q&A at 6:30 p.m. will be followed by a reception and book signing at 7:30 p.m. Museum entrances will open at 6 p.m.Edward O. Wilson, now in his eighties, has long contemplated the disparity between his life at Harvard and his roots in Alabama, "where my heart has always lived, close to the memory of Mobile's landscapes and my people," he writes in the book's introduction. In "Why We Are Here," Wilson and photographer Alex Harris, Center for Documentary Studies cofounder and Duke University professor, explore the soul of that city--and the meaning of place--through Wilson's text about Mobile's history and his childhood there and sixty-eight images by Georgia native Harris. The event is also sponsored by UNC-Chapel Hill's Institute for the Environment and the E.O. Wilson Biodiversity Foundation.