Charles Foster on BEING A HUMAN

Old Firehouse Books is thrilled to welcome author and scholar Charles Foster to our virtual event space! We'll be celebrating his latest book, Being a Human on Thursday, September 16th at 1pm MT. He'll be in conversation with Cal Flyn (Islands of Abandonment), and will be joining us all the way from England! The event will be streaming to the Old Firehouse Books Facebook page, and is free. 

How did humans come to be who we are? In his marvelous, eccentric, and widely lauded book Being a Beast, legal scholar, veterinary surgeon, and naturalist extraordinaire Charles Foster set out to understand the consciousness of animal species by living as a badger, otter, fox, deer, and swift. Now, he inhabits three crucial periods of human development to understand the consciousness of perhaps the strangest animal of all—the human being. Drawing on psychology, neuroscience, natural history, agriculture, medical law and ethics, Being a Human is one man’s audacious attempt to feel a connection with 45,000 years of human history. This glorious, fiercely imaginative journey from our origins to a possible future ultimately shows how we might best live on earth—and thrive.

Books can be shipped anywhere within the United States (unfortunately, we cannot ship internationally).

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We look forward to seeing you at the event!

Event date: 
Thursday, September 16, 2021 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Event address: 
232 Walnut Street
Fort Collins, CO 80524
Being a Human: Adventures in Forty Thousand Years of Consciousness Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250783714
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Metropolitan Books - August 31st, 2021

Islands of Abandonment: Nature Rebounding in the Post-Human Landscape Cover Image
ISBN: 9781984878199
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Viking - June 1st, 2021