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Carstensen to discuss two of his books following museum meeting Wednedsay

Posted: November 11, 2013 - 2:10pm

Immediately following the Friends of the Juneau-Douglas City Museum's public annual meeting at the Hangar Ballroom on Wednesday, Nov. 13, naturalist Richard Carstensen will discuss two of his new publications covering the natural history of the region. The meeting begins at at 7 p.m.

Carstensen is a naturalist with Discovery Southeast, the publisher of his books. His booklet “Reading Southeast Alaska’s Landscape,” produced jointly with Univeristy of Alaska Southeast Geology professor Dr. Cathy Connor, describes the geologic evolution of local glaciers, rocks and landforms. The second book he will discuss, “Natural History of Juneau Trails,” is a field guide for the walker, covering wildlife, vegetation, rocks and hydrology. Organized by individual watersheds, the book reflects the author’s many years of personal research.

Both publications, which include maps, photos and drawings, will be available at this event.

Friends of the Juneau-Douglas City Museum board member Mike Blackwell praised Carstensen in a press release as a “superb naturalist with a remarkable ability to convey science to the general public.”

Friends of the Juneau-Douglas City Museum is a non-profit organization formed in 2011 to support the activities of the museum.

For more information, visit www.juneaumuseumfriends.org.

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