CALIFORNIA ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
IN ASSOCIATION WITH CITY ARTS & LECTURES, INC.
PRESENTS

CONVERSATIONS AT THE HERBST THEATRE

SAN FRANCISCO (January 1999) — A rich gathering of remarkable authors, scientists, explorers and poets provides an opportunity for curious readers to learn about the authors’ insightful works in a personable, conversational format. During the California Academy of Sciences Conversations at the Herbst Theatre, several guests will be interviewed by Dr. Samuel Taylor, Chairman and Curator of Education at the California Academy of Sciences.

The annual series, made possible in part by a grant from the Richard & Rhoda Goldman Fund, is presented in association with City Arts and Lectures, Inc. This year, the authors will discuss diverse topics ranging from AIDS to birding.

Monday, February 15 The Annual Claire Matzger Lilienthal Distinguished Lecture
LAURIE GARRETT
- Science Correspondent, Health Writer, Newsday
The Coming Plaque

In conversation with Roy Eisenhardt
Thursday, March 11 RICHARD DAWKINS
Scientist, Darwinist
Unweaving the Rainbow - Science, Delusion, and the Appetite for Wonder
In conversation with Dr. Samuel M. Taylor
Monday, May 3 PETER MATTHIESSEN
Writer, Explorer
The Snow Leopard, Bone by Bone
In conversation with Dr. Samuel M. Taylor
Monday, May 17 DONALD & LILLIAN STOKES
Nature Authors, Bird Experts
Stokes Field Guide to Birds
"Birding: A Vision for the Future" slide presentation
Tuesday, June 1 DIANE ACKERMAN
Naturalist, Poet
A Natural History of the Senses, Deep Play
In conversation with Dr. Samuel M. Taylor

All shows start at 8 p.m. and will be held at the Herbst Theatre at 401 Van Ness Avenue. Individual tickets are $17 (or $14 for California Academy of Sciences members). Series tickets can be purchased for $75 (or $65 for California Academy of Sciences members). To order, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope and credit card number or check payable to City Box Office to: City Box Office, 153 Kearny Street, Suite 402, San Francisco, CA 94108. For mail order handling charge, add $1.50 per single ticket or $3 per series ticket. For more information, call City Box Office at (415) 392-4400.