The book of barely imagined beings. Caspar Henderson at @McrSciFest Tue 29 Oct 2013 6.30pm

The book of barely imagined beings. A free Manchester Science Festival talk in association with the Royal Society Winton Prize.

Tue 29 Oct 2013 6.30pm here in Blackwell’s.

We don’t have to invent animals like the unicorn or the manticore to encounter the surreal, the weird and the wonderful. From the Gonodactylus, a crustacean the size of a gherkin with genital-like appendages that can smash your arm, to the Quetzalcoatlus, a flying lizard as big as a Spitfire, our world has produced creatures more astonishing than anything we can dream up.

Join Caspar Henderson, shortlisted author for the 2013 Royal Society Winton Prize for Science Books, as he uncovers the beauty and bizarreness of a host of barely imagined – but very real – beings.

This event is free and will last an hour. No booking required. For all Manchester Science Festival events at Blackwell’s, click here.

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