Tuesday, January 23, 2018
Manhasset Public Library
30 Onderdonk Avenue, Manhasset, NY 11030
Open to the general public.
Admission is Free.
Photographed in North America, England, Peru, Greenland, and Antarctica, FLIGHT probes mysteries and mechanisms of a bird’s anatomy, instinct, navigation, and embryology to reveal stunning provisions essential for life in the skies. You’ll marvel at a hummingbird’s unique systems vital to its spectacular aerial acrobatics; the endurance and navigational abilities of an Arctic tern as it travels from pole to pole during the longest migration on the planet; the instinctive strategies that enable a flock of
300,000 European starlings to evade predators at break-neck speeds; the elaborate network of a million component parts that make a single feather an aerodynamic masterpiece, and much more. The poet William Blake wrote: to see an eagle in the air is to observe a portion of genius.
Film by Illustra Media.