Monday, December 5, 2016
Lake Forest Park resident Tony Angell, known for his sculptures of birds, will be discussing his book House of Owls at Third Place Books on Wednesday.
[Re]Aligning with Nature: Ecological Thinking for Radical Transformation (White Cloud Press)
Tuesday, December 6 at 7pm
Denise DeLuca’s “Re-Aligning with Nature” takes readers who are looking for radical social and business solutions on a direct and simple path to real change: nature’s path. In this clear, direct, illustration-driven book, DeLuca lays out the core issues of why we are in danger due to being out of alignment with nature and how realigning with nature can save the planet.
House of Owls (Yale University)
Wednesday, December 7 at 7pm
Angell discusses the unique characteristics that distinguish owls from other bird species and provides a fascinating overview of the impact owls have had on human culture and thought. He also offers detailed scientific descriptions of the nineteen species of owls found in North America, as well as their close relatives elsewhere. Always emphasizing the interaction of humans and owls, the author affirms by his own example the power of these birds both to beguile and to inspire.
The City is More than Human: An Animal History of Seattle (UW Press)
Thursday, December 8 at 7pm
Throughout Seattle’s history, people have sorted animals into categories and into places as a way of asserting power over animals, other people, and property. In The City Is More Than Human, Frederick Brown explores the dynamic, troubled relationship humans have with animals. In so doing he challenges us to acknowledge the role of animals of all sorts in the making and remaking of cities.