Book Talk: Bethany Brookshire on “Pests: How Humans Create Animal Villains”
February 14 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
The Knight Science Journalism Program is excited to welcome back Bethany Brookshire, KSJ 2020, to talk about her new book Pests: How Humans Create Animal Villains.
At the intersection of science, history, and narrative journalism, Pests is not a simple call to look closer at our urban ecosystem. It’s not a natural history of the animals we hate. Instead, this book is about us. It’s about what calling an animal a pest says about people, how we live, and what we want. It’s a story about human nature, and how we categorize the animals in our midst, including bears and coyotes, sparrows and snakes. Pet or pest? In many cases, it’s entirely a question of perspective.
Please contact Learning and Events Coordinator Claire Sadar if you are interested in attending.