Booktalk: Evolutionary ornithologist Richard Prum’s “Evolution of Beauty”

Booktalk speaks with Yale University ornithology professor Richard Prum, author of Evolution of Beauty. How Darwin’s Forgotten Theory of Mate Choice Shapes the Animal World–And Us.

He makes his case for survival of the prettiest in the bird world and also explains what birdwatchers are about—what they see and what they experience.  This book was a finalist for a 2018 Pulitzer prize. This interview originally aird 5/18/2018


Top authors are interviewed on this 10-minute program that captures their words about their books and ideas and often the story behind the story. The show, hosted by Diana Korte and engineered by Gene Korte, has been in production for over 20 years.


On His MacArthur Award: