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Witte Lectures: Ed Yong

The Amazing Nature of Animal Senses



The 27th season of the highly acclaimed Witte Lecture series launches in January 2024. Sifting through the massive flow of information and, discerning what deserves thoughtful attention, is time consuming and difficult. Our roster of nationally known speakers will once again provide a spark for igniting community conversation on the timeliest topics. Be part of the Witte community for live, dynamic, and compelling conversations in our award-winning library. Knowledge is power!




The Amazing Nature of Animal Senses

Friday, February 9, 7 p.m.

Saturday, February 10, 2 p.m.

Buy Tickets:  https://nbplf.foundation/programs/witte-lectures-2/


In this engaging lecture based on his book, An Immense World, Ed Yong takes audiences through the hidden realms of animal senses. With wit and humor, learn the amazing ways in which animals perceive aspects of the world to which we are oblivious.

Yong is a New York Times bestselling author of I Contain Multitudes: The Microbes Within Us and An Immense WorldAn Immense World takes a comprehensive look at the fascinating sensory worlds of animals. His second book is longlisted for the PEN America 2023 Literary Award and has made many Best Books of the Year lists. In addition to The Atlantic, his work has appeared in National Geographic and Wired, among others.






Contact programs@nbplf.foundation or 949-717-3892.

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