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"The Bald Eagle: The History of a Symbol and Species," Jack Davis, Rothman Family Chair in the Humanities, University of Florida.

Davis specializes in environmental history and sustainability studies, and is the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Gulf: The Making of an American Sea (2017). His latest book, The Bald Eagle: The Improbable Journey of America’s Bird (Liveright/W. W. Norton, 2022) was named a New York Times Book Review Editor’s Choice, one of the five best nonfiction books of 2022 by the LA Times, an Amazon Best Book of 2022, and an Apple Best Book of 2022.

Davis was one of the recipients of the 2019 Andrew Carnegie fellowship award. His previous books include Race Against Time: Culture and Separation in Natchez Since 1930 (2001), winner of the Charles S. Sydnor Prize for the best book in southern history, and An Everglades Providence: Marjory Stoneman Douglas and the American Environmental Century (UGA Press, 2009), which received a gold medal from the Florida Book Awards.

This event is presented by the Willson Center for Humanities and Arts, the Environmental Ethics Certificate Program, the College of Environment + Design, and the UGA Humanities Council as part of the UGA Humanities Festival and the Willson Center‘s Global Georgia public event series.

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