Wed, Mar 09|
Walter Anderson Museum of Art
Jack E. Davis Talk and Book Signing
Join Jack E. Davis for an inspiring talk and book signing that explores the expansive history of the bald eagle and cultivates hope amongst environmental peril with this bird's wondrous journey in his newest book.
Time & Location
Mar 09, 2022, 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Walter Anderson Museum of Art, 510 Washington Ave, Ocean Springs, MS 39564, USA
About The Event
Gather with us in the Ocean Springs Community Center and listen to Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Gulf, Jack E. Davis, who will be speaking on his new book, The Bald Eagle: The Improbable Journey of America's Bird.
The book is a sweeping natural and cultural history of the bald eagle, an adored and vilified national symbol and species. This inspiring talk and book signing explores the expansive history of the bald eagle and cultivates hope amongst environmental peril with this bird's wondrous journey.
5:30 - 6 | Reception
6 - 8 | Discussion & Book Signing
Free to the public. RSVP required through pre-registration. Beverages will be available for purchase.
About the book, The Bald Eagle:
The bald eagle is regal but fearless, a bird you're not inclined to argue with. For centuries, Americans have celebrated it as "majestic" and "noble," yet savaged the living bird behind their national symbol as a malicious predator of livestock and, falsely, a snatcher of babies. Taking us from before the nation's founding through inconceivable resurgences of this enduring all-American species, Jack E. Davis contrasts the age when native peoples lived beside it peacefully with that when others, whether through hunting bounties or DDT pesticides, twice pushed Haliaeetus leucocephalus to the brink of extinction.
Filled with spectacular stories of Founding Fathers, rapacious hunters, heroic bird rescuers, and the lives of bald eagles themselves--monogamous creatures, considered among the animal world's finest parents-- The Bald Eagle is a much-awaited cultural and natural history that demonstrates how this bird's wondrous journey may provide inspiration today, as we grapple with environmental peril on a larger scale.
Jack E. Davis is the author of the award-winning The Gulf: The Making of An American Sea and An Everglades Providence: Marjory Stoneman Douglas and the American Environmental Century. Davis is also a professor of environmental history and sustainability studies at the University of Florida and lives in both Florida and New Hampshire.