Booktalk: Evolutionary ornithologist Richard Prum’s “Evolution of Beauty”

Booktalk speaks with Yale University ornithology professor Richard Prum, author of Evolution of Beauty. How Darwin’s Forgotten Theory of Mate Choice Shapes the Animal World–And Us.

He makes his case for survival of the prettiest in the bird world and also explains what birdwatchers are about—what they see and what they experience.  This book was a finalist for a 2018 Pulitzer prize. This interview originally aird 5/18/2018

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