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Naturalist Notebook 

January 31, 2011

Bookworms (Book Club): Explorations in Evolution

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Remarkable Creatures: Epic Adventures in the Search for the Origins of Species by Sean B. Carroll

Wednesday, January 19th at 6:30 pm

Focusing on the scientists who studied evolution, Remarkable Creatures celebrates the “pursuit and the pleasure of scientific discovery.”

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 @ 1:53 pm

July 30, 2010

Bookworms (A Bookclub for Adults): Living Green in the City

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Green Metropolis: Why Living Smaller, Living Closer and Driving Less are the Keys to Sustainability by David Owen

Tuesday, November 16th at 6:30 pm

Join in a lively discussion of Owen’s premise that cities, especially densely packed and compact cities like New York, are the way to live a more sustainable life. 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 @ 10:58 am

Bookworms (A Bookclub for Adults): Skinned, Stuffed and Stretched

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Still Life: Adventures in Taxidermy by Melissa Milgrom


Tuesday, October 19th at 6:30 pm


The word “taxidermy” often conjures up images of hunting lodges, dusty dioramas or a beloved Fido, immortalized forever. Milgrom, however, delves into the unusual and sometimes obsessive world of taxidermy, from its Victorian roots with connections to natural history museums, to bizarre art-forms and the World Taxidermy Championship. Join us for a lively discussion of a book that just might change your thinking about stuffed animals. 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 @ 10:52 am

Bookworms (A Bookclub for Adults): Geology in the Making

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Assembling California by John McPhee


Tuesday, September 21st, 6:30 pm


Join us to examine McPhee’s take on California’s complex geology from its mountains and verdant wine country to the San Andreas Fault system. 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 @ 10:47 am

March 22, 2010

Bookworms (A Bookclub for Adults): Amazonian Adventures

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The Lost City of Z by David Grann


Tuesday, May 11th at 6:30 pm


Writer David Grann became fascinated by the story of the British explorer Percy Harrison Fawcett who went on a search to find the city of Z, an ancient civilization that might not have existed. Fawcett never returned. Grann undertakes his own mission to learn more about Fawcett’s “deadly obsession” and Z. Join us for what proves to be a lively discussion.

Participants are encouraged to read the book before coming.

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,News,Programs — nature @ 3:22 pm
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