John Hart, author of Island in Time: Half a Century of Point Reyes National Seashore, will talk about the park Bay Area people love - and many love to argue about. He'll touch on its miraculous beginnings, its several identity crises, its awesome present, and its challenging future with a slide show.
On September 13, 2012, Point Reyes National Seashore turned fifty. Mixing wilderness, history, and agriculture, Point Reyes is a hybrid park unlike any other in America. An Island in Time traces the triumph of its creation, the rescue effort that saved it from development, and its frequent identity crises since. Sixty images by regional photographers make it clear why people care. Celebrating what has been accomplished in half a century at Point Reyes, Hart takes a look at the several (and ongoing) arguments about what this remarkable piece of landscape will become. In 1962, Harold Gilliam's classic book Island in Time: The Point Reyes Peninsula helped complete the drive to create the National Seashore. In 2012, An Island in Time: 50 Years of Point Reyes National Seashore tells us the continuing story.
John Hart lives in San Rafael and is the author of 15 books and numerous articles on the environment and has twice won the Commonwealth Club of California's Medal in California.