Why Fish Don’t Exist: Invisibilia’s Lulu Miller with Living on Earth Radio – CANCELED

Join Lulu Miller, the creator of NPR’s Invisibilia podcast, and nationally-syndicated environmental radio show Living on Earth for a discussion on Miller’s latest book, “Why Fish Don’t Exist: A Story of Loss, Love, and the Hidden Order of Life.”

Registration is required. Register here.


In Why Fish Don’t Exist, Miller tells the strange tale of 19th-century scientist David Starr Jordan, who made it his life’s work to discover and catalog as many of the world’s fish as he could. Decade by decade, he built one of the most important specimen collections ever seen. Then one day, the 1906 San Francisco earthquake hit—sending over a thousand of his fish, housed in fragile glass jars, plummeting to the floor. In an instant, his life’s work was shattered.

Miller digs into an obscure moment in science history to take us on a remarkable journey that explores the biggest questions of our lives—the nature of persistence, of life’s purpose, and how we strive to make sense of a chaotic world.


This event is part of Good Reads on Earth, a series of events where public radio program & podcast Living on Earth holds live radio interviews with authors of the latest environmental books. To learn more about Living on Earth, please visit loe.org.

This event is sponsored by Living on Earth, the Public Library of Brookline, the UMass Boston School for the Environment, & the UMass Boston McCormack Graduate School.

This is a free event open to the public.

Books will be available for sale and signing.

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Wednesday, April 15, 2020

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Brookline Village - Hunneman Hall
361 Washington Street, Brookline, MA 02445, United States


Hunneman Hall is located on the second floor of the Brookline Village Library. To access, use one of the main entrances, which are equipped with ramps and door openers, followed by the elevator in the atrium. This venue is equipped with assistive listening transmitters and devices, available upon request.

Need aids or accommodations? Email our administration team or give us a call at 617-730-2360 for more information.

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