The wonderful new memoir from Meg Lowman, executive director of the TREE Foundation is days away from publication. The Arbornaut: A Life Discovering the Eighth Continent in the Trees Above Us, will be published August 10, 2021!

The Arbornaut is much more than the story of another scientist’s life.  It’s the culmination of so many experiences: as a pioneering female scientist in an historically male-dominated field; as an explorer and arbornaut who spent half of her lifetime in the treetops; as a single, working mother figuring out how to balance and integrate career and home; and as a bug-loving, tree-hugging, snake-escaping champion of trees and forests everywhere.

“My greatest hope now is that The Arbornaut will serve as a call to action to young people, particularly girls and women considering careers in the sciences. I hope it will spur individuals, organizations, and corporations everywhere to join together to save our planet’s last remaining high-biodiversity forests– for ourselves, for our children, and for future generations!” — Meg Lowman

Support for The Arbornaut from global thinkers and doers:

Readers everywhere will be fascinated and inspired to learn more about nature, and especially about how we need to conserve the world’s forests.” Jane Goodall, PhD, DBE, founder of the Jane Goodall Institute, and United Nations Messenger of Peace

an eye-opening and enchanting book by one of our major scientist-explorers.” Diane Ackerman, author of The Zookeeper’s Wife

“This is the most exciting and innovative way of introducing science that I have seen in many years.” E. O. Wilson, author of Half-Earth: Our Planet’s Fight for Life

“…  an account of intrepid exploration at the upper reaches of terrestrial life … .” Wade Davis, author of Into the SilenceThe Wayfinders, and One River

“…  Meg Lowman inspires readers with her amazing life story and reminds us that we can’t live without the natural world, especially trees.” Tommy Hilfiger

Some early reviews:

“A riveting memoir… a winning book.” Kirkus (starred review)

The Arbornaut is a book to reach for if you, like Lowman, love the natural world and want to live in it fully.” Kelly Blewett, BookPage (starred review)

“Written . . . not just to instruct, but to reorient and inspire.” Rebecca Giggs, The Atlantic

Join the virtual audience of these major upcoming book events as Meg sets out on a virtual book tour:

Launch Day! Tuesday, 8/10 – 7pm ET – Sarasota and Miami, FL

Bookstore1Sarasota & Books and Books

Wednesday, 9/15 – 6pm PT / 9pm ET – Seattle, WA
Town Hall Seattle

Thursday, 9/16 – 6pm PT / 9pm ET – Bay Area, CA
Point Reyes Books

“The Arbornaut is so very special to me. It’s not just the story of my life, it’s the story of planet Earth’s very dear and precious trees and at-risk forests around the globe.” — Meg Lowman

If you’d like to read The Arbornaut — or share this news with others so that they may be inspired to buy a copy, become a scientist, plant a tree (or better yet, save a big tree), donate to a forest-supporting cause, or just learn to love nature a little bit more, check out these options:How to enjoy and support The Arbornaut:

1) Order the book from your local bookstore,, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or these other booksellers. (It’s also available for Kindle and as an audio version.) Click here for all options. 

2) Share The Arbornaut on your platforms.  Follow Meg on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Linkedin and share any one of her posts currently online about The Arbornaut on your own platforms.  It’s as simple as a click to share!