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Beaminster Festival: LEV PARIKIAN in conversation with Jon Woolcott

26jun2:30 pm3:30 pmBeaminster Festival: LEV PARIKIAN in conversation with Jon WoolcottTaking Flight, How Animals Learned to Fly and Transformed Life on Earth

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Taking Flight: How Animals Learned to Fly and Transformed Life on Earth  tells the awe-inspiring evolutionary story of flight across fourteen species and millions of years. Meet fourteen flying species, each with their own extraordinary story to tell about life on earth.

Encounter the first fluttering insect of 300 million years ago and the crested pterosaurs of the Mesozoic Era; the hummingbirds that co-evolved with rainforest flowers; and the wonders of the puffins and the penguins, dragonflies and monarch butterflies, with which we share the planet today. Conjuring lost worlds, ancient species and ever-evolving ecologies, Taking Flight is a mind-expanding feat of the imagination, a close encounter with flight in its many shape-shifting forms that continue to transform life on Earth today.

‘As dashing as a swallowtail, as colourful as a hummingbird . . .I didn’t want this flight to end.’         Jon Dunn, author of The Glitter in the Green

Whether you’re an engineer, a linguist, a historian or just curious, this book has something for you. It explodes with fascinating titbits, all delivered with a gentle touch of humour. Get ready to be swept away by the expertly crafted harmony of Taking Flight. – Professor Lucy Rogers, author of It’s ONLY Rocket Science

  • Wednesday 26 June, 2.30pm
  • St Mary’s Church, Beaminster
  • Adults £12 Students £2



Doors Open at 2:00PM



(Wednesday) 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm(GMT+00:00)


St. Mary's Church, Beaminster

Church Street Beaminster Dorset DT8 3BA

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