Date: Thursday, December 11th
Time: 8:00 PM
Admission: $5( Tickets Here )
*** Copies of Extraordinary Birds will be available for sale and signing***
Morbid Anatomy Museum: 424A 3rd Avenue (Corner of 7th Street and 3rd Avenue), Brooklyn, New York 11215
Tonight, join American Museum of Natural History ornithologist Paul Sweet for a heavily illustrated lecture based on his new book Extraordinary Birds, the second publication in the AMNH’s Natural Histories series. In Extraordinary Birds, Paul traces the history of ornithological illustration from the Renaissance to the 20th century, examining the development of scientific thought, world exploration and printing techniques, and telling the stories of important figures from the history of ornithology.
Paul Sweet was born in Bristol, England, and has been interested in birds for as long as he can remember. After completing a degree in zoology at the University of Liverpool, he traveled in the Americas and Asia for several years before working in the Raffles Museum in Singapore. In 1991 he moved to New York to work at the American Museum of Natural History, where he is now the Collection Manager in the Ornithology Department overseeing the world’s largest collection of bird specimens. During his tenure at the AMNH he has participated in over 20 AMNH collecting expeditions to many far-flung locales.
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