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September 2019

The Evolution of the Human Form

September 18, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Linda Hall Library, 5109 Cherry
Kansas City, MO 64110 United States

For centuries, the human form has been the subject of intense exploration by artists. Now science has extended the field for such work by revealing the human form’s precursors, and how these puzzle pieces fit to reveal the human form’s coming-to-be.

A meet-and-greet book signing will immediately follow the lecture. Copies of John Gurche's latest book, Lost Anatomies, will be available for purchase at the event courtesy of Rainy Day Books.

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October 2019

Emperors of the Deep: Sharks—The Ocean’s Most Mysterious, Most Misunderstood, and Most Important Guardians

October 2, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Linda Hall Library, 5109 Cherry Street
Kansas City, MO 64110 United States
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Filmmaker and author William McKeever will discuss his latest book, Emperors of the Deep, and present a special 20-minute preview of his new documentary film of the same name.

This event is co-presented by Rainy Day Books and the Linda Hall Library.

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Surveying the Anthropic Sublime: A Conversation Between Photographer Michael Light and Jane Aspinwall

October 10, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Linda Hall Library, 5109 Cherry
Kansas City, MO 64110 United States
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Join celebrated landscape photographer and bookmaker Michael Light for a discussion of photography and science with Jane Aspinwall, Associate Curator of Photography at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art.

This program is the opening event of the exhibition, Then and Now: Photography and the Printed Image.

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November 2019

A Nightwatchman’s Journey: The Road Not Taken

November 7, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Linda Hall Library, 5109 Cherry
Kansas City, MO 64110 United States
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David H. Levy is one of the most successful comet discoverers in history. He has discovered 22 comets, nine of them using his own backyard telescopes. With Eugene and Carolyn Shoemaker at the Palomar Observatory in California he discovered Shoemaker-Levy 9, the comet that collided with Jupiter in 1994.

At this event, David Levy will discuss his new autobiography, which details his lifelong passion for the night sky.

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February 2020

Women on the Nile in the “Golden Age” of Travel

February 6, 2020, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

People have been traveling to Egypt for millennia, but the "Golden Age" of tourism for Westerners began in the mid-19th century. Because many of the travelers were men, we focus much more on them than on women who took holidays on the Nile. Their experience was different than that of their male counterparts.

In this talk, Kathleen Sheppard, Associate Professor in the History and Political Science Department at Missouri S&T, will focus on many of these women and their experiences traveling to Egypt. When should they go? Who should they travel with? What could they do and see? What could they expect to find? And the evergreen question: What should they pack? Join us for an adventure up and down the Nile during the Golden Age of travel.

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