Come join us for a spirited discussion of this widely acclaimed book that’s been named a 2017 Best Book of the Year by the New York Times Book Review, Smithsonian, and the Wall Street Journal. It also was named as a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize.
The author, an ornithologist and evolutionary biologist, argues that natural selection is not the only evolutionary mechanism at work in nature. Using several species of birds as examples, he argues that beauty and desire in nature are also factors, and that male features that females prefer in choosing mates evolve rapidly. In later chapters, he extends the discussion to the role of beauty in primate evolution.
Where: Dungeness River Audubon Center
Date: Tuesday, January 22nd 2019
TIme: 4:00pm – 5:30pm
Discussion Facilitator: Bob Phreaner