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Deal Announcement: Space for Birds

In Space for Birds: Patterns and Parallels of Beauty and Flight by Dr. Roberta L. Bondar, the lives and habitats of two majestic bird species are shared through striking space, aerial, and surface photographs to artfully convey the fragile elegance of life on Earth.

For Bondar, the first female Canadian astronaut and the world’s first neurologist in space, the rare perspective she enjoyed aboard the Space Shuttle Discovery enhanced her reverence for the world we share with non-human life— especially birds, the only animals also able to fly vast distances across the globe.

In Space for Birds Bondar, also an accomplished professional nature and landscape photographer, focuses her lens on two international species: the endangered Whooping Crane and the near-threatened Lesser Flamingo. Photos from the International Space Station convey the continental scale of these birds’ travels, and Bondar’s aerial and surface photos, accompanied by insights both scientific and personal, offer intimate glimpses of their daily lives and unique behaviours.

This book accompanies the travelling exhibition Patterns & Parallels: The Great Imperative to Survive.

Coming Fall 2024.

January 30, 2024
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