When high-powered attorney Samantha Sweeting receives a message from her housekeeper asking where she keeps her vacuum bags, she considers purchasing a new vacuum altogether (“That’ll come with a bag already installed, surely”). This is a highly addicting read that will have you (for once?) rooting for the lawyer.
Daniel Lewis discusses and signs The Feathery Tribe
06/21/2012 7:00 pm
695 E. Colorado Blvd
Amateurs and professionals studying birds at the end of the nineteenth century were a contentious, passionate group with goals that intersected, collided and occasionally merged in their writings and organizations. Robert Ridgway, the Smithsonian Institution's first curator of birds, was one of North America's most important natural scientists. Exploring a world in which the uses of language, classification and accountability between amateurs and professionals played essential roles, Lewis offers a vivid introduction to Ridgway and shows how his work fundamentally influenced the direction of American and international ornithology.