About the Book:
With Tomorrow in Mind: How Athelstan Spilhaus Turned America Toward the Future offers a compelling profile of a man that some called a "gadfly" and others "the flywheel of the machine of American science." The biography spans an era of history that includes WWII, the "Roswell Incident," the founding of the National Sea Grant Program, and the space race. Spilhaus invented the Minneapolis and St. Paul skyway system, served as Dean of the Institute of Technology at the University of Minnesota for 20 years, as UNESCO's first ambassador to the UN, and was responsible for the success of the Seattle World's Fair. "Spilly", as he was known, was an oceanographer, educator, inventor, diplomat, artist and visionary. He is an inspiration for our time.
About the Author:
Sharon Moen has a bachelor’s of science in biology from Pennsylvania State University and a master’s of science in ecology, evolution, and behavior from the University of Minnesota. Well into her second decade with Minnesota Sea Grant, Moen believes, like Spilhaus, in pursuing diverse interests. When she is not at her desk, she can be found at the potter’s wheel, larking about outdoors (preferably in a canoe), or standing motionless, transfixed by birds.