Mon May 8, 2017 5:00pm

The Evolution of Beauty

Sponsored by: Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History

With Richard O. Prum, the William Robertson Coe Professor of Ornithology, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology; and curator-in-charge of the Peabody’s Division of Vertebrate Zoology.
Do the Peacock’s brilliant tail and the lovely song of the Wood Thrush encode information about mate quality? Or are these ornaments merely beautiful? In The Evolution of Beauty, Prum explores how sexual beauty evolves in the living world through mate choice, including insights into the evolution of human sexuality.
Book launch party and signing to follow.

Admission: Free
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