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    HMNS Distinguished Lecture Series: Elixir: A History of Water and Humankind

    Presented by at Houston Museum of Natural Science

    August 8, 2011

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    HMNS Distinguished Lecture Series: Elixir: A History of Water and Humankind

    The Houston Museum of Natural Science presents an HMNS Distinguished Lecture Series. Fascinating Speakers, Cutting Edge Science.  Hear about the latest scientific discoveries - from the world's foremost experts. Throughout the year, HMNS hosts a variety of distinguished lecturers to enhance your understanding of a current exhibition or provide new perspectives on captivating topics.

    Monday, August...

    The Houston Museum of Natural Science presents an HMNS Distinguished Lecture Series. Fascinating Speakers, Cutting Edge Science.  Hear about the latest scientific discoveries - from the world's foremost experts. Throughout the year, HMNS hosts a variety of distinguished lecturers to enhance your understanding of a current exhibition or provide new perspectives on captivating topics.

    Monday, August 8, at 7:00pm
    Elixir: A History of Water and Humankind
    Brian Fagan, (pictured) Ph.D., Anthropologist

    Our most vital resource, water, has shaped our history. In the beginning, water was so precious that it became sacred in almost every culture. By the time of the Industrial Revolution, water was no longer a mystical force to be worshipped, but a commodity to be exploited by human ingenuity. Today, as the earth's population rises and ancient aquifers run dry, we will have to learn once again to show humility, even reverence, for this vital liquid.

    Dr. Fagan spent several years doing fieldwork in Africa and is the author of Cro-Magnon, the New York Times bestseller The Great Warming, among many other books. He is emeritus professor of anthropology at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

    Book signing following lecture.


    Houston Museum of Natural Science

    5555 Hermann Park Drive
    Houston, TX 77030

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    Admission Info:

    Tickets $18
    Members $12
     


    General Day and Time Info:

    7:00pm 


    phone: (713) 639-4629

    Parking:

    Parking is available in our 6-story garage located on Caroline, just south of Hermann Drive. Parking is just $5 for museum patrons and $7 for all others. In addition, some curbside parking is available near the Museum entrance and in Hermann Park.



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