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Second Tuesday Talks: How Desert Plants Have Shaped Desert Cultures

These special events are part of United Nations Association of Southern Arizona's commitment to the promotion of dialogue and understanding between cultures.


David Yetman has been a research social scientist at the Southwest Center of the University of Arizona since 1992, specializing in peoples and ecology of northwest Mexico and southwestern United States. He is nearly a native of the Sonoran Desert. Yetman has a Ph.D. in philosophy from the U of A and is author of numerous books and articles, including Sonora, an Intimate Geography, Colonial Conflict: Indians, Priests and Settlers in Colonial Sonora, and The Great Cacti: Ethnobotany and Biogeography of Columnar Cacti. Yetman is host and co-producer of the PBS travel/adventure series In the Americas With David Yetman. His current projects include Natural Landmarks of the Southwest, and The Saguaro Cactus: A Natural History. A trail in the Tucson Mountains bears his name.


Bring your lunch and a friend, and we will provide drinks and snacks.