March – May 2014
In the drama of the oceans, the main characters—from organisms that must produce 2 million offspring a year to ensure survivors to others that can live for 10,000 years—are unfamiliar to most people. Stanford University marine biologist Stephen Palumbi explores these little-known animals in his new book The Extreme Life of the Sea, introducing us to the extreme species that thrive in the deep ocean’s unusual environments. A Q&A and book signing follows. Recommended for ages 10 and up.
This illustrated lecture takes the audience to the absolute limits of the aquatic world—the fastest and deepest, the hottest and oldest creatures of the oceans.
CUNY sociology professor Bill Helmreich set out on a seemingly impossible journey: to walk every street in New York City. The epic four-year trip took him 6,000 miles through the five boroughs and showed him a view of the city no one else had seen. He documents his unbelievable journey and the remarkable people he met in The New York Nobody Knows: Walking 6,000 Miles in the City.
Birds, Books, and Beers II: Will Russell, co-author of Rare Birds of North America
Monday, May 5: 6:00-8:00pm.
Join Freeport Wild Bird Supply for our second Birds, Books, and Beers Series event on Monday, May 5th in conjunction with their neighbors, the Maine Beer Company!
541 Route One
Freeport, ME 04032
Will Russell, co-author of this outstanding book, will join them for a casual evening of birds, books, and beers. The event will begin at the store at 6:00pm, with refreshments and a few hors d’oevers, and some casual conversation. Plenty of copies of Rare Birds will be available, and Will will be happy to sign them.
At 6:30, the group will take the short walk to the tasting room of The Maine Beer Company, where Mr. Russell will offer a short talk, followed by ample time for questions between sips of the fine offers of MBC. Freeport Wild Bird Supply will have copies of Rare Birds in tow, for you to purchase and for Will to sign as well.
This is another great opportunity to learn more about this fantastic book – a must-have for all serious birders – and a chance to learn about the delectable offerings of MBC. (Non-alcoholic beverages and light snacks are also available for purchase).