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Jennifer Haigh | Heat and Light with Adam Briggle | A Field Philosopher's Guide to Fracking: How One Texas Town Stood Up to Big Oil and Gas

Tue, May 24, 2016 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

Jennifer Haigh received the 2003 PEN/Hemingway Award for outstanding debut fiction for her novel Mrs. Kimble. Her other books include the novels The Condition, Faith, and the New York Times bestseller Baker Towers, as well as News from Heaven, a collection of short stories. Heat and Light returns to the small Pennsylvania town at the center of Baker Towers to tell a story of fracking, family, and the intimate moral questions underpinning the national natural-gas debate.

Researching the intersections of science, technology, ethics, and politics, Adam Briggle is a professor in the Department of Philosophy and Religion at the University of North Texas. In Briggle’s new frontline exploration of America’s most contentious contemporary fuel source, the field philosopher drills into the pragmatic and ideological concerns that led the citizens of Denton, Texas to ban hydraulic fracturing.

Please allow extra time to get to Parkway Central, due to extensive road work in the area.

Parkway Central Library
1901 Vine Street (between 19th and 20th Streets on the Parkway)
Philadelphia, PA 19103

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