Jennifer Ackerman | What an Owl Knows

TKE is partnering with the Salt Lake City Public Library and HawkWatch International to welcome award-winning science writer and speaker Jennifer Ackerman to discuss and sign her latest book, What an Owl KnowsWhat an Owl Knows: The new science of the world’s most enigmatic birds was an instant New York Times bestseller and has been described in reviews as “eloquent and engaging”, “revelatory”, a “fascinating read”, “a masterful survey”, and an “enchanting guide.” Jennifer also recorded the audiobook for What an Owl KnowsJennifer Ackerman: What an Owl Knows – New Dominion Bookshop

This in-person event is open to the public and will take place at the Salt Lake City Public Library, in the Nancy Tessa Auditorium: 210 E 400 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84111. Hawkwatch will bring three of their owls to be part of the event. 

Registration is required for this free event. Reserve your spot on Eventbrite here.

You may purchase a book with your ticket, or separately through the King’s English at the event. Places in the signing line are reserved for those who purchase a copy from The King's English.  If you cannot make this event, signed copies of What an Owl Knows may be ordered from our website.

About the book:

What an Owl Knows explores what we’ve learned in the past decade or two about owls , those enigmatic, fascinating, and elusive birds.  It looks at how owls communicate— in much more complicated ways than we ever imagined, how they court, mate, raise their young, whether they act from instinct alone or from intelligence and learning, how they relate to one another—and to us. And it explores the people obsessed with these magnificent birds, from biologists and conservationists who have devoted their lives to owls, to citizen scientists like Steve Hiro, a retired heart surgeon who is now one of the foremost experts on the breeding biology of Northern Pygmy Owls and Marjon Savelsberg, a Dutch musician, classically trained, who has focused her skilled ear on the world of owl vocalizations. And also people who work one-on-one with owls to heal them if they’re injured or train them to be animal ambassadors. The book is about what we’ve learned about some of the deepest mysteries of owl biology and behavior, their individuality, personality, emotions, and intelligence.

Event date: 
Thursday, June 13, 2024 - 6:00pm
Event address: 
Salt Lake City Public Library: Nancy Tessman Auditorium
210 East 400 South
Salt Lake City, UT 84111
What an Owl Knows: The New Science of the World's Most Enigmatic Birds By Jennifer Ackerman Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593298886
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Penguin Press - June 13th, 2023