This event was held on January 27, 2006 at Washtenaw Community College - Morris Lawrence Building
Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jonathan Weiner will make a special appearance at Washtenaw Community College (4800 Huron River Drive, Ann Arbor Township) as part of the 2006 Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Reads. He will discuss his book, "The Beak of the Finch: A Story of Evolution in Our Time," which was chosen as the focus of this year's Reads program. It is an examination of the groundbreaking scientific research of scientists Peter and Rosemary Grant, who spent years studying Darwin's finches in the Galapagos Islands and resulted in new ways to look at evolution. A booksigning will follow with copies of the book for sale, courtesy of Barnes & Noble Booksellers. The 2006 Reads theme is Revolutions in Science: the people, theories, explanations and discoveries that challenged our thinking and changed the world.
Jonathan Weiner has written several non-fiction books on his biology observations, in particular, evolution in the Galapagos Islands, genetics, and the environment. He won the 1995 Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Science for The Beak of the Finch. His other books include Planet Earth, Time, Love, Memory, and His Brother's Keeper: A Story from the Edge of Medicine. His books have also won the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, and many other honors. Weiner has served as senior editor of The Sciences, the magazine of the New York Academy of Sciences, and his work has appeared in The New Yorker, the New York Times, New Republic, and the Washington Post. He currently teaches at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. For more information about Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Reads or this event, visit online at aareads.org.