Friday, October 11 at 6:00pm
Join us to hear Elizabeth Bernays, author of Six Legs Walking: Notes from an Entomological Life (RV, $16.95).
Six Legs Walking is the inspiring story of one woman's lifelong love affair with science. In this insightful collection of autobiographical essays, entomologist Elizabeth Bernays educates readers on the progression and significance of biological research while sharing her sheer joy in the discoveries she makes. From her childhood admiring the painted lady butterflies of Australia to her studies in the picturesque landscapes of the Sonoran Desert, Bernays takes us along on her evolution to becoming an accomplished biologist, all while immersed in the wonders of some of the smallest creatures on earth.
Former entomologist Elizabeth Bernays is a Regents’ Professor Emerita at the University of Arizona. Her poems and essays have appeared in a variety of literary journals and she has published over two hundred scientific papers and books.
“Elizabeth Bernays has written a beautiful memoir. Her sense of amazement at nature and boundless curiosity make this account of the attention, inventiveness, global spirit, and fun of a life in science shine… This book offers a window into how and why to care about the smallest among us.”
—Alison Hawthorne Deming, author of Zoologies: On Animals and the Human Spirit (Milkweed, $18)