Natural History, Aesthetics, and Conservation

Monday, November 4, 2013 at 7:30pm to 9:00pm

Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Auditorium

Cornell Professor Harry Greene will describe how natural history enhances our appreciation for organisms and environments, thereby influencing value judgments that ultimately underlie conservation. He will explain how an 18th Century philosopher’s distinction between “beauty” and “sublime” can be used in the context of Darwin’s notion of “descent with modification,” then illustrate this approach with frogs, rattlesnakes, African megafauna, longhorn cattle, and California Condors. Greene’s new book “Tracks and Shadows” will be available for signing.

The talk will also be live streamed at:

Doors open at 7:00 p.m. and will close when room capacity is reached.

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Harry Greene, Professor and Faculty Curator of Herpetology

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Cornell University

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