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7.30pm Saturday October 5 : Reading the Rocks of the Great Ocean Road Event- Written in Stone with Philomena Manifold
October 5, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
7.30pm Saturday October 5: Reading the Rocks of the Great Ocean Road Event- Written in Stone with Philomena Manifold
Join us for a fascinating evening as Philomena Manifold explores our extraordinary coastline with a powerpoint presentation and talk based on her bestselling geology book, Written in Stone.
Venue: Great Escape Books
Free Event with complimentary wine and nibbles
Book sale proceeds to FERMS (Friends of Eagle Rock Marine Park).
RSVP Essential with mobile contact to [email protected] or ph. Bookshop 52897052
Philomena Manifold is a geologist, photographer, and writer currently working in the Earth Science Department at the University of Melbourne.
The discipline of science and visual art, along with meditative practices, inform her writing style and the way she engages with the world.
‘Written in Stone’ is Philomena’s first book and the outcome of a nine year process of exploring, researching, writing and documenting sites along the Great Ocean Road through scientific work and artistic observation.
Quotes from readers.
“Written in Stone is a beautiful book, combining Min’s wealth of geological knowledge with her passion for photography and design, in a very accessible way. Who would’ve thought rocks could be so interesting and aesthetically appealing”
— David Thomas
“Masterful. Written in Stone is that rare combination, a scientific book that is gorgeous to the eye and immensely readable. A “must buy” for all lovers of Victoria’s Great Ocean Road and its fascinating geology. ”
— Philip Ayres, historian and biographer.
“I have always enjoyed holidays along great ocean road – particularly the beach walks. ‘Written in Stone’, has provided a great explanation and pictures of the interesting rock formations in an engaging, easy to digest, and enjoyable manner. It has increased the knowledge and pleasure I have in visiting these areas.”
— Annie Gilbert
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