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High Moon Over the Amazon

October 15, 2013

High Moon Over the Amazon with Patricia Chapple Wright

From New York City in the 1960s to the depths of the Amazon in the 1970s and ‘80s, relive one woman’s transformation from Brooklyn housewife to an accomplished scientist. Before primatologist Patricia Chapple Wright became the world’s foremost expert on lemurs, she was enchanted by another primate—Aotus, the owl monkey, or “monkey of the night.” But along her journey to discover the behavior of these unique nocturnal creatures, Wright found more than she expected about family, human nature, and herself.

The lecture will be followed by a book signing.

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