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Vroman's Celebrates 125 years with special anniversary events

Barbara Natterson-Horowitz and Kathryn Bowers, in conversation with Katharine Gammon, discuss and sign Wildhood: The Epic Journey from Adolescence to Adulthood in Humans and Other Animals

Barbara Natterson-Horowitz and Kathryn Bowers, in conversation with Katharine Gammon, Friday September 27th at 7pm

With Wildhood, Harvard evolutionary biologist Barbara Natterson-Horowitz and award-winning science writer Kathryn Bowers have created an entirely new way of thinking about the crucial, vulnerable, and exhilarating phase of life between childhood and adulthood across the animal kingdom.

In their critically acclaimed bestseller, Zoobiquitythe authors revealed the essential connection between human and animal health. In Wildhoodthey turn the same eye-opening, species-spanning lens to adolescent young adult life. Traveling around the world and drawing from their latest research, they find that the same four universal challenges are faced by every adolescent human and animal on earth: how to be safe, how to navigate hierarchy; how to court potential mates; and how to feed oneself. Safety. Status. Sex. Self-reliance. How human and animal adolescents and young adults confront the challenges of wildhood shapes their adult destinies. 

Natterson-Horowitz and Bowers illuminate these core challenges through the lives of four animals in the wild: Ursula, a young king penguin; Shrink, a charismatic hyena; Salt, a matriarchal humpback whale; and Slavc, a roaming European wolf. Through their riveting stories--and those of countless others, from adventurous eagles and rambunctious high schooler to inexperienced orcas and naive young soldiers--readers get a vivid and game-changing portrait of adolescent young adults as a horizontal tribe, sharing behaviors and challenges, setbacks and triumphs.  Upending our understanding of everything from risk-taking and anxiety to the origins of privilege and the nature of sexual coercion and consent, Wildhood is a profound and necessary guide to the perilous, thrilling, and universal journey to adulthood on planet earth. (Scribner Book Company)

Those wishing to get books signed will be asked to purchase at least one copy of the author's most recent title from Vroman's. For each purchased copy of the newest title, customers may bring up to three copies from home to be signed. This policy applies to all Vroman's Bookstore events unless otherwise noted. Save your Vroman's receipt; it will be checked when you enter the signing line.

Event date: 
Friday, September 27, 2019 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
695 E. Colorado Boulevard
Pasadena, CA 91101
Wildhood: The Epic Journey from Adolescence to Adulthood in Humans and Other Animals Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781501164699
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Scribner - September 17th, 2019

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