September 23, 2021
Eli Knapp ’00, Associate Professor of Intercultural Studies, Biology and Earth Science at Houghton College, recently published his second book Dead Serious: Wild Hope Amidst the Sixth Extinction.
Dead Serious weaves together personal stories of mishap and adventure, historical vignettes, and scenic detours to dissect eighteen critical forces that are behind the earth’s sixth extinction. Knapp draws from experiences across the globe to demonstrate how creatures such as tortoises and deer both instruct and inspire. Knapp uses humor, hope, and self-effacing scientific savvy to dive into odd and overlooked corners of natural history as he guides readers in the exploration of the planet that we call home.
Dead Serious: Wild Hope Amidst the Sixth Extinction, published by Torrey House Press will be released September 2021.