Free Event -- Why Fish Don't Exist: Invisibilia's Lulu Miller & Living on Earth
Published: March 4, 2020
APRIL 15, 2020: A live interview featuring Lulu Miller, the creator of NPR's Invisibilia podcast, for a discussion with Living on Earth on Miller's latest book, "Why Fish Don't Exist: A Story of Loss, Love, and the Hidden Order of Life."
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In Why Fish Don't Exist, Miller tells the strange tale of 19th-century scientist David Starr Jordan, who made it his life’s work to discover and catalog as many of the world’s fish as he could. Decade by decade, he built one of the most important specimen collections ever seen. Then one day, the 1906 San Francisco earthquake hit—sending over a thousand of his fish, housed in fragile glass jars, plummeting to the floor. In an instant, his life’s work was shattered.
Miller digs into an obscure moment in science history to take us on a remarkable journey that explores the biggest questions of our lives—the nature of persistence, of life’s purpose, and how we strive to make sense of a chaotic world.
This event is part of Good Reads on Earth, a series of events where public radio program & podcast Living on Earth holds live radio interviews with authors of the latest environmental books. To learn more about Living on Earth, please visit loe.org.
This event is sponsored by Living on Earth, the Public Library of Brookline, the UMass Boston School for the Environment, & the UMass Boston McCormack Graduate School.
This is a free event open to the public.
Books will be available for sale and signing.
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