Natural History Book Club: Bird Sense

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16-06-2017 09:30 - 16-06-2017 11:00

Event Description:

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

Cost:

Free

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    Event Description:

    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!

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    The Lost Art of Reading Nature's Signs: Use Outdoor Clues to Find Your Way, Predict the Weather, Locate Water, Track Animals—and Other Forgotten Skills, by Tristan Gooley (2014)

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    Now, in The Lost Art of Reading Nature’s Signs, Gooley has compiled more than 850 outdoor tips—many not found in any other book in the world—that will open readers’ eyes to nature’s hidden logic. He shares techniques for forecasting and tracking, and for walking in the country or city, along the coast, and by night. This is the ultimate resource on what the land, sun, moon, stars, plants, animals, and clouds can reveal—if you only know how to look!" —From Goodreads.com

    Cost:

    Free