University of Arizona Campus  •  March 10 - 11, 2018  •  9:30am to 5:30pm
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Save the date for 2017!

March 11-12, 2017 (9:30am - 5:30pm)

Save the date for 2018!

March 10-11, 2018 (9:30am - 5:30pm)

Bill Schutt

Jerry Ruotolo

Mr. Schutt is sponsored by the Western National Parks Association

Bill Schutt is a biology professor at LIU Post and a research associate in residence at the American Museum of Natural History. His first book, "Dark Banquet: Blood and the Curious Lives of Blood-Feeding Creatures," was selected as a Best Book of 2008 by Library Journal and Amazon and was chosen for the Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers program. Born in New York City and raised on Long Island by parents who encouraged his love for turning over stones and peering under logs, Schutt quickly grew a passion for the natural world, with its enormous wonders and its increasing vulnerability. He received his PhD in zoology from Cornell and has published over two dozen peer-reviewed articles on topics ranging from terrestrial locomotion in vampire bats to the precarious, arboreal copulatory behavior of a marsupial mouse. Schutt currently serves on the board of directors of the North American Society for Bat Research (NASBR). His research has been featured in Natural History, The New York Times, Newsday, The Economist, and Discover magazine. His latest non-fiction work is "Cannibalism: A Perfectly Natural History" (Algonquin). Schutt's first novel, "Hell's Gate" (Wm. Morrow) with J.R. Finch was published to critical acclaim in 2016, and the sequel, "The Himalayan Codex," will be out in June 2017. Schutt lives on Long Island with his wife and son.

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Scheduled events:
Science is Stranger than Fiction
How does nature really work? Justin Schmidt and Bill Schutt discuss how in the animal world, science fact is often far stranger than fiction.

UA BookStore (Seats 100)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 11, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Science / Medicine / Technology
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - UA BookStore (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Justin O. Schmidt, Bill Schutt
Moderator: Andy Fisher
The Mysterious Ways of Nature
From the coyote's thriving spread across North America to the cannibals of the animal world, Dan Flores and Bill Schutt demystify the natural world.

National Parks Experience (Seats 146)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 12, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Nature / Environment / Outdoor Adventure
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - National Parks Experience Store (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Dan Flores, Bill Schutt
Moderator: William Shaw

Cannibalism: A Perfectly Natural History
Nature / Environment / Outdoor Adventure
Algonquin - Workman
February 2017
ISBN 9781616204624
Hardcover, 320 pages
$26.95, INSTORE
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Eating one's own kind is completely natural behavior in thousands of species, including humans. More/less

Named Sponsors

Arizona Daily Star
University of Arizona

Presenting Sponsors

Tucson Medical Center

Major Sponsors

Friend of the Festival
Pima County Public Library
Stocker Foundation
University of Arizona BookStores
University of Arizona - Facilities Management

Key Sponsors

Brucker Trust
Marshall Foundation
Monark Premium Appliance Company
William & Mary Ross Foundation
Western National Parks Association

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