Kalk Bay Books and Jacana invite you to a launch for
The Search for the Rarest Bird in the World
by Vernon R.L. Head
Vernon will be in conversation with John Maytham
In 1990 an expedition of Cambridge scientists arrived at the Plains of Nechisar, tucked between the hills of the Great Rift Valley in the Gamo Gofa province in the country of Ethiopia. On that expedition, 315 species of birds were seen; 61 species of mammal and 69 species of butterfly were identified; 20 species of dragonflies and damselflies; 17 reptile species were recorded; three frog species were filed; plants were listed. And the wing of a road-killed bird was packed into a brown paper bag.
It was to become the most famous wing in the world.
Vernon R.L. Head was born in Cape Town. He studied architecture, winning national and international awards, and is presently Chairman of BirdLife South Africa. When not working on environmental matters, he is either designing special buildings, or traveling the world looking for the rarest birds. This is his first book.
WHEN: Thursday 20 November at 7 for 7.30pm
WHERE: Kalk Bay Books, 124 Main Road, Kalk Bay
RSVP: call 021 788 2266 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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Wine for the evening is generously sponsored by Leopard’s Leap Wines.