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Becoming Wild: How Animal Cultures Raise Families, Create Beauty, and Achieve Peace
June 22 @ 7PM ET - Virtually on Zoom
Join Living on Earth and acclaimed author Carl Safina for the latest Good Reads on Earth virtual event.
We speak to Carl about his new book, Becoming Wild: How Animal Cultures Raise Families, Create Beauty, and Achieve Peace.
Some people insist that culture is strictly a human feat. What are they afraid of? Becoming Wild looks into three cultures of other-than-human beings in some of Earth’s remaining wild places.
It shows how if you’re a sperm whale, a scarlet macaw, or a chimpanzee, you too experience your life with the understanding that you are an individual in a particular community. You too are who you are not by genes alone; your culture is a second form of inheritance. You receive it from thousands of individuals, from pools of knowledge passing through generations like an eternal torch.
This virtual event is part of Good Reads on Earth, a series of events where public radio program & podcast Living on Earth holds live radio interviews with authors of the latest environmental books. To learn more about Living on Earth, please visit loe.org.
This event is sponsored by Living on Earth, the UMass Boston School for the Environment, & the UMass Boston McCormack Graduate School. This is a free event open to the public.
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