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The Bald Eagle: The Improbable Journey of America’s Bird

February 28 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The Florida Studies program at the University of South Florida- St. Petersburg Campus hosts author Jack E. Davis to discuss his award-winning title The Bald Eagle. Americans love bald eagles. But that was not always true. By the end of the nineteenth century, bald eagles were nearly extinct even though the bird was embraced as a symbol of the country. The Bald Eagle is both a cautionary tale of humanity’s ways with nature and a celebration of its ability to change to form a salutary relationship with nonhuman species.

The Bald Eagle was chosen as a Los Angeles Times top-five non-fiction book of 2022, New York Times Book Review Editor’s Choice, Amazon Best Book of 2022, and an Apple Best Books of 2022. Jack E. Davis is a professor of history and the Rothman Family Chair in the Humanities at the University of Florida specializing in environmental history and sustainability studies. Dr. Davis is the author or editor of ten books, including the Pulitzer Prize-winning The Gulf: The Making of an American Sea.

This event is free and open to the public. Complimentary event parking is available in Lot #19 and in the parking structure located at 250 5th Avenue South. Books will be available for sale with a signing to follow the lecture.

Event Details

Event Date/time:

February 28 @ 6:00 pm -
February 28 @ 8:00 pm


Presenter Information:
Jack E. Davis, Author of The Bald Eagle
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Event Contact:

DeeLynn Rivinius
(727) 873-4490

Event Venue:

Lynn Pippenger Hall
50-378 7th Ave S.
St. Petersburg, Florida 33701
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Venue Phone:
(727) 873-4490

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