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March 18, 2011

HARVARD AYERS: Spring Canadian Studies Presentation on Arctic Canada and Alaska


Arctic_Gardens_cover.jpgHarvard Ayers is a retired professor of anthropology and sustainable development at Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina, who retains the title of Professor Emeritus. He received a PhD in anthropology at Catholic University in Washington, DC, in 1972. He teaches several field-trip-oriented courses including Arctic anthropology, which is composed of a two- to three-week trip to the Arctic area covered by the book. Arctic Gardens is Ayers' second project of this type. He is senior editor of An Appalachian Tragedy: Air Pollution and Tree Death in the Eastern Forests of North America (Sierra Club Books, 1998), with text by Charles E. Litle, and photography by Jenny Hager. He made two trips to the Arctic in 2007 and one in 2008 to conduct interviews for this book.

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