Periodic Tables: A Delicious Country: John Lawson’s Carolina Then and Now featuring Scott Huler

Periodic Tables: A Delicious Country: John Lawson’s Carolina Then and Now featuring Scott Huler

Tue Mar 12

Doors: 6:30 pm / Show: 7:00 pm

$5

This event is all ages

Periodic Tables
Periodic Tables
Periodic Tables is an informal science gathering during which invited speakers share interesting, relevant science to the general public in an engaging and interactive way. See this page for information about the program.
A Delicious Country: John Lawson’s Carolina Then and Now featuring Scott Huler
A Delicious Country: John Lawson’s Carolina Then and Now featuring Scott Huler
A Delicious Country: John Lawson’s Carolina Then and Now.

In 1700, a young man named John Lawson left London and landed in Charleston, South Carolina, hoping to make a name for himself. For reasons unknown, he soon undertook a two-month journey through the still-mysterious Carolina backcountry. His travels yielded A New Voyage to Carolina in 1709, a book rich with observations about the region's environment and Indigenous people; historians and scientists today still refer to his descriptions of flora, fauna, inhabitants, and geography. A little more than 300 years later, science and nature writer Scott Huler retraced Lawson’s route by foot and canoe, which he recounts in his new book, A Delicious Country: Rediscovering the Carolinas along the Route of John Lawson's 1700 Expedition.