11/15/2000

Noted Regional Scholar to Speak at UTC Monday Night

Dr. Donald E. Davis, a resident of northwest Georgia and professor at Dalton State College, will speak at UTC at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, November 13th in the Signal Mountain Room of the UTC University Center on Vine St.

Davis will give an overview of his latest book: "Where There Are Mountains: An Environmental History of the Southern Appalachians".

This book adds to the growing body of literature about the Southern Appalachian Mountain Region. It is a little known fact that the Southern Appalachian Region is one of the world's most biologically diverse regions outside of the tropics. In addition to having a rich natural heritage, the Southern Appalachians have a unique cultural heritage as well.

A native of north Georgia, Donald Edward Davis, Ph.D., holds master's degrees in both Social Ecology and Psychology. He is the author of "Ecophilosophy: A Field Guide to the Literature" (R&E Miles 1989) and has published numerous articles in journals such as Environmental Ethics, The Ecologist, The Trumpeter, and the Utne Reader.

Davis has been a research assistant and consultant to the Foundation on Economic Trends in Washington, DC, collaborating there with Jeremy Rifkin on the book "Biosphere Politics: A New Consciousness for the 21st Century." Davis will speak This event is free and the public is encouraged to attend. This event is sponsored by the UTC Department of Biology and Environmental Science and the Sequatchie Valley Institute.

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