Book Discussion - A Zoom Workshop
dedicated dates available
Book: Land: How the Hunger for Ownership Shaped the Modern World
Author: Simon Winchester
What: Grab a glass of wine, a mug of beer or a drink of choice and join the discussion.
Book Description: We would not typically offer a book that is just hitting the shelves but having listened to commentary on NPR and reading a blurb from both the NY Times and Washington Post, we are intrigued.
This is the summary from Goodreads:
Land—whether meadow or mountainside, desert or peat bog, parkland or pasture, suburb or city—is central to our existence. It quite literally underlies and underpins everything. Employing the keen intellect, insatiable curiosity, and narrative verve that are the foundations of his previous bestselling works, Simon Winchester examines what we human beings are doing—and have done—with the billions of acres that together make up the solid surface of our planet.
Land: How the Hunger for Ownership Shaped the Modern World examines in depth how we acquire land, how we steward it, how and why we fight over it, and finally, how we can, and on occasion do, come to share it. Ultimately, Winchester confronts the essential question: who actually owns the world’s land—and why does it matter?
About the Book: This book has 464 pages – plan your reading time accordingly.