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Naturalist Notebook 

April 10, 2011

Out of Nature

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Check out the Out of Nature blog for reviews of recent science books and books discussed by Bookworms Club members.


Filed under: Book Clubs — nature @ 3:59 pm

February 15, 2011

Bookworms (Book Club): Marie Curie in Love and the Lab

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Radioactive: Marie and Pierre Curie: A Tale of Love and Fallout by Lauren Redniss

Wednesday, May 11th at 6:30 pm

Marie Curie was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize and the first person to win two Nobels in two different fields. Join us for a discussion of this illustrated and unconventional look at her life and her science.

This is a book discussion group and participants are strongly encouraged to read the book before attending. Please meet at the Business Reception Desk off Middle Drive.

Reservations: Free. To reserve a place, do it online or call 800-794-7576. Meet at the Business Reception Desk off the Middle Drive entrance.


Filed under: Book Clubs — nature @ 11:02 am

Bookworms (Book Club): At Table: Fish No More?

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Four Fish: The Future of the Last Wild Food by Paul Greenberg

Wednesday, April 13th at 6:30 pm

Considered one of the best books of 2010, Greenberg’s book explores the history on the world’s tables of the most popular fish: salmon, sea bass, cod and tuna. Join us for a discussion of how what we eat might change.

This is a book discussion group and participants are strongly encouraged to read the book before attending. Please meet at the Business Reception Desk off Middle Drive.

Reservations: Free. To reserve a place, do it online or call 800-794-7576. Meet at the Business Reception Desk off the Middle Drive entrance.


Filed under: Book Clubs — nature @ 10:57 am

Bookworms (Book Club): Science + Love with Primates

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Bonobo Handshake: A Memoir of Love and Adventure in the Congo by Vanessa Woods

Wednesday, March 16th at 6:30 pm

Most of us know something about chimpanzees, but few of us are well acquainted with bonobos, an endangered ape, with which humans share 98.7 percent of their DNA. Join the group for a discussion of Woods’ study of these animals and her development as a scientist.

This is a book discussion group and participants are strongly encouraged to read the book before attending. Please meet at the Business Reception Desk off Middle Drive.

Reservations: Free. To reserve a place, do it online or call 800-794-7576. Meet at the Business Reception Desk off the Middle Drive entrance.


Filed under: Book Clubs — nature @ 10:49 am

January 31, 2011

Bookworms (Book Club): Fossils, Limbs & Evolution

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Your Inner Fish by Neil Shubin

Wednesday, February 16th at 6:30 pm

In a very readable and accessible style, Shubin tells the story of evolution by tracing the organs of the human body back millions of years. In his study of fish fossils, he examines how some of our body parts resemble parts of a fish and relates the exciting discovery of Tiktaalik.

This is a book discussion group and participants are strongly encouraged to read the book before attending. Please meet at the Business Reception Desk off Middle Drive.

Reservations: Free. To reserve a place, do it online or call 800-794-7576. Meet at the Business Reception Desk off the Middle Drive entrance.


Filed under: Book Clubs — nature @ 1:57 pm
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