Ginkgo: The Tree That Time Forgot : Lecture at Sotheby’s

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    When:
    October 16, 2013 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm America/New York Timezone
    2013-10-16T18:30:00-04:00
    2013-10-16T19:30:00-04:00
    Where:
    1334 York Avenue
    nyc

    Annual Andrew Carnegie Distinguished Lecture
    Featuring Professor Sir Peter Crane, FRS

    Ginkgo: The Tree That Time Forgot

    Wednesday, October 16, 6:30–7:30 p.m.,

    Sir Peter Crane, FRS Carl W. Knobloch, Jr. Dean and Professor of Botany,  Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies
    Sir Peter Crane, FRS
    Carl W. Knobloch, Jr. Dean and Professor of Botany,
    Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies

    Reception and booksigning to follow

    Sotheby’s, 1334 York Avenue, Manhattan

    Professor Peter Crane’s work focuses on the diversity of plant life: its origin and fossil history, current status, and conservation and use. His new book, Ginkgo: The Tree That Time Forgot, was released on March 4, 2013. In it he explores the history of ginkgo from its mysterious origin through its proliferation, drastic decline, and ultimate resurgence.

    Professor Crane also highlights the cultural and social significance of ginkgo: its medicinal and nutritional uses, its power as a source of artistic and religious inspiration, and its importance as one of the world’s most popular street trees. Get tickets.

    Non-Member $39/Member $35

    Complimentary for Garden Patrons

    Support for the Andrew Carnegie Distinguished Lecture has been provided by the Carnegie Corporation of New York.