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Perhaps you think jackalopes are just the stuff of legends—curio items you might spot on the wall of a novelty taxidermist. Well, there’s more to this cottontail than meets the eye, as Michael P. Branch explores in his new book, On the Trail of the Jackalope: How a Legend Captured the World’s Imagination and Helped Us Cure Cancer. This is the never-before-told story of the horned rabbit—the myths, the hoaxes, the very real scientific breakthrough it inspired—and how it became a cultural touchstone of the American West.

Presenter: Michael P. Branch is a professor of literature and environment at the University of Nevada, Reno, where he teaches creative nonfiction, American literature, environmental studies, and film studies. An award-winning writer and humorist, Michael is the author of How to Cuss in Western and lives with his wife and two daughters in the western Great Basin Desert, on the eastern slope of the Sierra Nevada Range.

The book will be on sale at the lecture and the author will sign purchased copies. To see more information about the book click here.

This lecture will be presented in person and via Zoom. Admission is $10 for adults, members and children age 17 and under are free.

Reservations for this lecture will start September 30th.

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10/27/2022 18:30:0010/27/2022 20:00:00America/Los_AngelesFrances Humphrey Lecture Series “On the Trail of the Jackalope” by Michael BranchPerhaps you think jackalopes are just the stuff of legends—curio items you might spot on the wall of a novelty taxidermist. Well, there’s more to this cottontail than meets the eye, as Michael P. Branch explores in his new book, On the Trail of the Jackalope: How a Legend Captured the World’s Imagination and Helped Us Cure Cancer. This is the never-before-told story of the horned rabbit—the myths, the hoaxes, the very real scientific breakthrough it inspired—and how it became a cultural touchstone of the American West. Presenter: Michael P. Branch is a professor of literature and environment at the University of Nevada, Reno, where he teaches creative nonfiction, American literature, environmental studies, and film studies. An award-winning writer and humorist, Michael is the author of How to Cuss in Western and lives with his wife and two daughters in the western Great Basin Desert, on the eastern slope of the Sierra Nevada Range. The book will be on sale at the lecture and the author will sign purchased copies. To see more information about the book click here. This lecture will be presented in person and via Zoom. Admission is $10 for adults, members and children age 17 and under are free. Reservations for this lecture will start September 30th.Reno, NV
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10/27/202210/27/2022
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