The event is scheduled for Sept. 13 at the Museum of Texas Tech.
In collaboration with Texas Tech University Press, the Natural Science Research Laboratory (NSRL) is hosting a book signing event from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday (Sept. 13) at the Museum of Texas Tech University's Helen DeVitt Jones Sculpture Court and Auditorium.
The event will include a presentation, “Texas Natural History in the 21st Century,” followed by light refreshments and a gallery tour of “Biodiversity on the Llano Estacado.” The book, “Texas Natural History in the 21st Century,” authored by David J. Schmidly, Robert D. Bradley and Lisa C. Bradley, will be available for purchase for a discounted rate of $31.50 plus tax at the event only. Books are available online at ttupress.org for $45 plus tax.
“Texas Natural History in the 21st Century” is an all-encompassing compilation about the influence of human-dominated changes in landscapes and land uses that have influenced the state's wildlife fauna, emphasizing mammals, over the past 120 years with predictions for the remainder of the 21st century.
The authors all have ties to Texas Tech University. David J. Schmidly is an accomplished zoologist and mammologist and a past president of Texas Tech. Robert J. Bradley is a professor of biological sciences and director and curator of mammals at the NSRL. Lisa C. Bradley is a research associate in the NSRL and production editor of two of the museum's publication series.
The NSRL is a division of the museum that houses the natural history collection, including mammals, birds, invertebrates, radioactive and genetic resources. The NSRL conducts active research in a variety of areas such as animal-borne diseases, climate change, parasites and habitat loss.
The museum is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, 1-5 p.m. Sundays and is closed on Mondays. For more information regarding the exhibition, the museum and COVID-19 response, visit the museum's website. Follow the museum on Facebook and Instagram for the latest updates.