Bringing the U to You: William Wykoff
- Thursday, February 5, 2015 from 7:00pm to 9:00pm
- Great Falls College MSU
From deserts to ghost towns, from national forests to California bungalows, many of the features of the Western American landscape are well known to residents and travelers alike. In his recent book, "How to Read the American West: A Field Guide," William Wyckoff offers a fresh perspective on the natural and human history of the American West.
In his presentation, Wyckoff, professor of geography at Montana State University, will explore Western landscapes in order to make tangible, visible connections between the world of academic geography and the ordinary settings we see around us. He will share some general observations about the contemporary American West and how geographers use the tools of landscape interpretation to better use the tools of landscape interpretation to better understand a region and to communicate their findings to the public.
Wyckoff has three degrees in geography: a bachelor's degree from California State University-Northridge and a master's and doctorate from Syracuse University. Also an accomplished photographer, he has been at MSU since 1986. He has written five other books, including "On the Road Again: Montana's Changing Landscape," and dozens of journal articles.
Great Falls College MSU Heritage Hall (7:00-9:00 p.m.)
Entire Series: $25.00
Individual Lecture: $10.00/general
Limited seating available
Call 406-899-0277 to purchase tickets