HOBOKEN, N.J. The Center for Science Writings at Stevens Institute of Technology will host "Ravens at the Feast: Sharing Versus Selfishness Among 'Wolf Birds,'" a talk by Bernd Heinrich, on Wednesday, April 1, 2009. The event will be held in the Babbio Center, Room 122, from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
The journalist Bill McKibben has called Bernd Heinrich "not just a great naturalist writer; he's a great writer, period." A professor emeritus of biology at the University of Vermont, Heinrich has written 16 books about bees, wasps, owls, beavers, antelopes, humans and other animals. In Ravens in Winter and Mind of a Raven, Heinrich provides vivid portraits of one of the most intelligent of all animals, the raven, or "wolf bird," which he has studied for two decades. In this talk on the bicentennial of Charles Darwin's birth, Heinrich will discuss how the complex interplay of competition and cooperation underlying ravens' behavior yields insights into evolution.
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