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Michael Sims: “Nature Looks in the Mirror”

by Oct. 25, 2011, 1:15 PM

Watch video of science writer Michael Sims speaking about art and nature at Dyer Observatory Oct. 17.

Sims’ talk examines mankind’s creative response to nature and the creative process as a natural instinct.

Sims, the author of Apollo’s Fire: A Day On Earth In Nature And Imagination and Adam’s Navel: A Natural and Cultural History of the Human Form, often writes about the intersection of creativity and nature. His most recent book, The Story of Charlotte’s Web, examines how the beloved children’s book was influenced by author E.B. White’s own relationship to the animals he grew up with.