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Tim Birkhead, author of Birds and Us, in a Virtual Event

Wednesday, January 18, 2023 | 2:00 pm

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Join us for an afternoon with ornithologist Tim Birkhead, author of Birds and Us: A 12,000-Year History from Cave Art to Conservation, presented on Zoom. Co-sponsored by Boswell Book Company.

In Birds and Us, Birkhead takes us on a dazzling epic journey through our mutual history with birds, from the ibises mummified and deified by Ancient Egyptians to the Renaissance fascination with woodpecker anatomy – and from the Victorian obsession with egg collecting to today’s fight to save endangered species and restore their habitats. Weaving in stories from Birkhead’s life as a scientist, including far-flung expeditions to wondrous Neolithic caves in Spain and the bustling guillemot colonies of the Faroe Islands, this rich and fascinating book is an unforgettable account of how birds have shaped us, and how we have shaped them.

From the Publishers Weekly starred review: “[Tim Birkhead] delivers a masterclass. . . . This is a must-read for nature lovers.”

Tim Birkhead is an award-winning author and one of the world’s leading bird biologists. He is the co-author of Ten Thousand Birds: Ornithology Since Darwin (Princeton) and the author of The Wonderful Mr. Willughby: The First True Ornithologist, The Most Perfect Thing: The Inside (and Outside) of a Bird’s Egg, and Bird Sense: What It’s Like to Be a Bird, among other books. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society and professor emeritus of zoology at the University of Sheffield.

Purchase a copy of Birds and Us in our Nature Store or at Boswell Book Company.

Free to all. Register for this virtual event on Zoom.


Wednesday, January 18, 2023
2:00 pm
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