Natural History Book Club—Offering guided discussions on a diverse array of environmental and natural history literature for scholarship, inspiration, and understanding, in a welcoming atmosphere. Meets on the 3rd Friday of each month from 9:30-11am in the Natural History Institute Gallery. Tea will be served. All are welcome to attend!
For June 16, 2017
Bird Sense: What It’s Like to Be a Bird, by Tim Birkhead (2012)
“Most people would love to be able to fly like a bird, but few of us are aware of the other sensations that make being a bird a gloriously unique experience. What is going on inside the head of a nightingale as it sings, and how does its brain improvise? How do desert birds detect rain hundreds of kilometers away? How do birds navigate by using an innate magnetic compass?
Tracing the history of how our knowledge about birds has grown, particularly through advances in technology over the past fifty years, Bird Sense tells captivating stories about how birds interact with one another and their environment.” —From Goodreads.com