Join author David Kales and photographer Ron Goodman for a talk on The Boston Harbor Islands: A History of an Urban Wilderness Thursday, May 15 at 7:30 pm followed by a book signing with books provided by New England Mobile Book Fair.
Just a ferry ride away from Boston are thirty-odd costal isles; known as the Boston Harbor Islands. From their origins as formations carved by massive glaciers, to their use as pirates’ havens and their designation as a National Park Area, Kales looks at this urban wilderness, the struggle to preserve it from industrial predators and revitalization efforts.
David Kales is a journalist and freelance editor. He received a Carnegie Foundation grant, awarded by the Columbia School of Journalism, for reporting on China.
Newton resident Ron Goodman was an active participant in the transformation of the Nut Island Sewage Treatment Plant into a recreational area that is now a part of the Boston Harbor Islands National Park. He is a published and exhibited photographer. (NewtonFreeLibrary)