【精彩活動】《寂静的春天》:專家解讀和觀鳥活動 Classic Book Club on Silent Spring and Bird-watching in CUHK

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※最新消息:今次經典讀書會因惡劣天氣改期,詳情按此

與自然對話的文本六是Rachel Carson的《寂静的春天》,一個關於殺蟲劑和環境污染的著作。有沒有想過除了閱讀文本外,我們還可以走出教室去觀察大自然?

Prof. Frederick Davis是今年大學通識教育部的客席教授,是一個研究Rachel Carson的專家,他將會於十月廿一日的經典讀書會與和同學們討論《寂静的春天》。

而他亦是一個觀鳥愛好者,他亦會帶領同學於中大觀鳥,身體力行去感受自然環境。

中大是一個觀鳥的好地方?

中大的校園佔地137公頃,各種各樣的動植物亦可見於校園。而中大出現的雀鳥種類多達上百種,構成生態環境網絡一個很重要的部分。

大家每天經過校園又有否留意到?今次將會是一個好機會進入觀鳥的世界,了解身邊的自然環境!

有關Rachel Carson和《寂静的春天》

Rachel Carson是一名美國海洋生物學家,除了科學研究外她亦出版一系列有關環保和污染的著作。她有頭三本著作探討海洋生態,海洋生物和植物的關係。

《寂静的春天》亦是以生態系統為軸心,探討過量使用殺蟲劑對自然生態的龐大影響,引起了大量有關殺蟲劑的辯論和反思,促使美國於1972年禁止農業上使用DDT。


經典讀書會Classic Book Club

題目Title:Silent Spring and Beyond: How Pesticides made Ecology Political.

講者Speaker:Prof. Frederick R. Davis

日期Date : 21 / 10 / 2016 (Fri)

時間Time: 4:00pm – 6:00pm

地點Venue : University Bookstore, YIA

內容Details:Throughout her career in science, government, and writing, Rachel Carson interpreted the science of ecology and an love of nature for the educated public. Her first three books revealed the ecology of life in the sea for readers who were delighted to learn about ocean animals and plants and their relationships. Ecological relationships stand at the core of “Silent Spring” also, but Carson showed how indiscriminate use of pesticides disrupted natural cycles and threatened the very fabric of life on earth. She argued that such disregard for nature and the environment was morally wrong and had to be stopped. Thus, “Silent Spring” inspired the American environmental movement.

閱讀書目Book List :

Rachel Carson, “Under the Sea-Wind.” 1941.
_______. “The Sea Around Us.” 1950.
_______. “The Edge of the Sea.” 1955.
_______. “Silent Spring.” Boston: Houghton Mifflin. 1962.
Davis, Frederick R. “Banned: A History of Pesticides and the Science of Toxicology.” New Haven: Yale University Press, 2014.

無須報名,歡迎所有人士參與Free admissions. All are welcome.

查詢Enquiry:gefp@cuhk.edu.hk

 


觀鳥遊中大 Bird-watching in CUHK

日期Date: 29 October 2016 (Saturday)

時間Time: 9:00am -11:00am

集合地點Gathering point: Goddess of Democracy (outside University MTR Station)

講者Speaker: Prof. Frederick Davis, Fulbright Visiting Professor, Office of University General Education CUHK; Professor of History of Science at Purdue University.

語言Language: Mainly in English

歡迎修讀與人文對話和與自然對話的同學參加,名額25個。
Students studying “In Dialogue with Nature” or “In Dialogue with Humanity” are welcome to register with the limit of 25 students

請於網站https://cloud.itsc.cuhk.edu.hk/webform/view.php?id=2291250 報名。
Please register online at https://cloud.itsc.cuhk.edu.hk/webform/view.php?id=2291250

※ 請先於下載App”CUHK birds”,可於IOS和android手機使用。
※ Preparation: Download the app “CUHK birds”, available for both IOS and android.

※ 請穿著輕便服裝及自備飲用水
※ Dress light; bring enough water.