Start: 7:00 pm
National Geographic Live Speaker Series presented by Kepler's and The Fox Theatre Paul Nicklen: Polar Obsession Tuesday, July 16, 7:00 p.m. Fox Theatre Redwood City, 2215 Broadway St., Redwood City As a young boy Paul Nicklen moved to Baffin Island with his family and spent his childhood among the Inuit people. From them he learned a love of nature, the understanding of icy ecosystems, and the survival skills that have helped him become one of the most successful wildlife and nature photographers of our generation. Acting as a personal guide, Nicklen takes audiences to the vast polar regions of our planet. His unique and very personal perspective on some of Earth's most beautiful and remote environments make him an inspiring advocate for the icy corners of our planet. With his trademark humor, passion, and optimism, Nicklen shares the stories of his work capturing images of life in fragile, frozen ecosystems. Tickets are available now at Kepler's and the Fox Theatre
Start: 7:30 pm
Bertrand M. PatenaudeTuesday, July 16, 7:30 p.m.The Sun Never Sets: Reflections on a Western Life Memoirs of L.W. "Bill" Lane, Jr.Please join us to commemorate the life of L.W. "Bill" Lane, Jr, and to celebrate the publication of his memoir, The Sun Never Sets: Reflections on a Western Life. Bill passed away in 2010 at 90 years old.Stanford historian Bertrand Patenaude, who served as editor for L.W. "Bill" Lane, Jr.'s memoir, will talk about Bill Lane's career as longtime publisher of Sunset magazine, pioneering environmentalist, and U.S. ambassador in Japan and Australia, and discuss the challenges and rewards of recounting a life rich in experience, starting in the flatlands of Iowa and reaching its pinnacle among the soaring granite walls of Yosemite Valley.Bertrand M. Patenaude, a research fellow at the Hoover Institution, is also a lecturer in history and international relations at Stanford. His most recent book is Trotsky: Downfall of a Revolutionary. His first book,The Big Show in Bololand: The American Relief Expedition to Soviet Russia in the Famine of 1921 is the basis for a forthcoming documentary film produced for the award-winning PBS series American Experience.