Out on A Limb

Wednesday, 22 January 2014 | A Public Affair

What can black bears teach us about ourselves and the world around us? Find out more on this edition of A Public Affair!

On Wednesday January 22nd, Tim Hansel was joined by Benjamin Kilham to discuss his latest book, ” Out on a Limb: What Black Bears Have Taught Me About Intelligence and Intuition” and what he’s learned from the observation and writing process.

“Out on a Limb by Benjamin Kilham is one of the finest books on the natural history of an animal that I have ever read. As gripping as the best novel, it is very readable and provides great insights into the mind of the black bear and the human. The research that Kilham has done on the behavior of black bears is groundbreaking and will lead us to a much better understanding of the development of intelligence in mammals and the evolution of cognition throughout the animal world.”

—James R. Spotila, Betz Chair Professor of Environmental Science, Department of Biodiversity, Earth and Environmental Science, Drexel University; author of Saving Sea Turtles

Ben Kilham and a black bear

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