READING WITH WINGS: DAVID GEORGE HASKELL-SOUNDS WILD AND BROKEN
Date and Time
Tuesday Mar 21, 2023
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM EDT
Tuesday, March 21 at 5:30 p.m.
Wendell Gilley Museum
4 Herrick Road
This is a free event but registration is required.
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The Wendell Gilley Museum and the Southwest Harbor Public Library are giving away free copies of “Sounds Wild and Broken: Sonic Marvels, Evolution’s Creativity, and The Crisis Of Sensory Extinction,” just in time for the March 21 online program with its author David George Haskell.
The book starts with the origins of animal song and traverses the whole arc of Earth's history to explore the emergence, diversification, and loss of the sounds of our world, including human music and language. In a starred review, Kirkus called it “A joyous celebration of the music of life… Sparkling prose conveys an urgent message.” And Cynthia Barnett, reviewing for the New York Times, write “Sounds Wild and Broken’ affirms Haskell as a laureate for the earth … a glorious guide to the miracle of life’s sound.”
The book was longlisted for the PEN/E. O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award and was an editor’s choice in the New York Times Book Review.
This is the second installment of Reading with Wings, the Gilley's new author collaboration with the Southwest Harbor Public Library. Join the directors of the Library and the Gilley for a wide-ranging conversation with the author, who will talk about his research, his books, and more. The program is online on Tuesday, March 21 and starts at 5:30 p.m. Registration is required at www.wendellgilleymuseum.org/calendar.
“Reading with Wings is a wonderful addition to our collaboration with the Southwest Harbor Public Library,” says museum director Sean Charette. “It perfectly suits the Gilley’s mission of bringing people closer to nature through art, and allows both organizations to do more – and bring unique programs to more people – by working together.”