Virtual Event: Arik Kershenbaum
The Zoologist's Guide to the Galaxy:
What Animals on Earth Reveal About Aliens—and Ourselves
in conversation with LOUIS GROSS
April 13, 2022
6:00 PM ET
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Harvard Book Store, the Harvard University Division of Science, and the Harvard Library welcome ARIK KERSHENBAUM—celebrated zoologist and a fellow of Girton College, University of Cambridge—for a discussion of his latest book, The Zoologist's Guide to the Galaxy: What Animals on Earth Reveal About Aliens—and Ourselves. He will be joined in conversation with LOUIS GROSS, an Alvin and Sally Beaman Distinguished Professor of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology and Mathematics at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
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About The Zoologist's Guide to the Galaxy
We are unprepared for the greatest discovery of modern science. Scientists are confident that there is alien life across the universe yet we have not moved beyond our perception of 'aliens' as Hollywood stereotypes. The time has come to abandon our fixation on alien monsters and place our expectations on solid scientific footing.
Using his own expert understanding of life on Earth and Darwin's theory of evolution—which applies throughout the universe—Cambridge zoologist Dr Arik Kershenbaum explains what alien life must be like. This is the story of how life really works, on Earth and in space.
Praise for The Zoologist's Guide to the Galaxy
"An entertaining, eye-opening and, above all, a hopeful view of what—or who—might be out there in the cosmos" —Philip Ball, author of Nature's Patterns
"A fascinating insight into the deepest of questions: what might an alien actually look like" —Lewis Dartnell, author of Origins
"If you don't want to be surprised by extraterrestrial life, look no further than this lively overview of the laws of evolution that have produced life on earth" —Frans de Waal, author of Mama's Last Hug
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