Thursday, May 2, 2019 - 6:00pm
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Geo Lecture Hall (100), 24 Oxford St., Cambridge

The Human Swarm: How Societies Arise, Thrive, and Fall

The Harvard Museum of Natural History hosts a lecture and book signing with author and nature photographer Mark W. Moffett. 

Moffett embarks on both an intellectual and a physical adventure across the globe to make the case that, while chimps may be our closest genetic cousins, ants are truly our spirit animals. Combining recent findings from the fields of anthropology, psychology, sociology, and history, Mark’s treatment provides a unique perspective on the past and future of our species.

Mark W. Moffett, PhD, earned his doctorate under Edward O. Wilson at the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard. Widely known for his articles and photographs in National Geographic Magazine, he has conducted research and written books on ant social behavior and the ecology of forest canopies, based on work in over 100 countries, and has studied social behavior at the Smithsonian. He has received awards for writing, science, photography, and exploration and has been a regular guest on The Colbert Report, Conan, NPR’s Fresh Air, and CBS Sunday Morning. Mark has climbed the world’s tallest tree and is a visiting scholar in human evolutionary biology at Harvard University. Called a “daring eco-adventurer” by Margaret Atwood, he has authored four books

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Center for the Environment

Address: 26 Oxford Street, 4th Floor, Cambridge
Phone: (617) 495-0368

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