SLIME: How Algae Created Us, Plague Us, and Just Might Save Us
(Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2019)
Not just pond scum, algae are the ancestors of all plants and help the human race exist. This book is a vital tool for understanding this slimy micro-organism and how essential it is. The author tells a multitude of lively, surprising science and history stories with around-the-world, behind-the-scenes, and into-the-kitchen perspectives. Featured algae innovators committed to a sustainable future include seaweed farmers in South Korea, scientists using it to clean waterways, and entrepreneurs fighting to bring algae fuel and plastics to market.
10:00 AM | Margaret H. Rollins School of Nursing at Beebe Healthcare
Ruth Kassinger, the author of Paradise Under Glass and A Garden of Marvels, has written for The Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, Health, and National Geographic Explorer from her home in Bethesda, Maryland.