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March 22, 2010

Bookworms (A Book Club for Adults): The Big Chill

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Cold: Adventures in the World’s Frozen Places by Bill Streever

Tuesday, April 20th at 6:30 pm

Join the group for a discussion of Streever’s account of a year in the world’s coldest places. Learn more about what cold is, why it is important, and how scientists reconstruct the climates of the past.
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 @ 3:16 pm

December 8, 2009

Bookworms (A Book Club for Adults): Medical Detectives in New Guinea

The Collectors of Lost Souls by Warwick Anderson

Tuesday, February 16th at 6:30 pm

Join the group for a discussion of The Collectors of Lost Souls: Turning Kuru Scientists into Whitemen by Warwick Anderson, a compelling medical mystery about a rare brain disease in New Guinea.

Participants are encouraged to read the book before coming.

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


Filed under: Book Clubs — nature @ 11:29 am

Bookworms (A Book Club for Adults): Science in the Late 18th Century

The Age of Wonder by Richard Holmes

Tuesday, January 19th at 6:30 pm

The group will discuss The Age of Wonder: How the Romantic Generation Discovered the Beauty and Terror of Science by Richard Holmes, winner of the 2009 Royal Society Prize for Science Books.

Participants are encouraged to read the book before coming.

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


Filed under: Book Clubs — nature @ 11:25 am

Bookworms (A Book Club for Adults): Evolution at the Academy

Evidence of Evolution by Susan Middleton & Mary Ellen Hannibal

Tuesday, December 15th at 6:30 pm

Join the authors for a discussion of their new book, Evidence of Evolution, which features specimens from the Academy’s collections.

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


Filed under: Book Clubs — nature @ 11:23 am

August 26, 2009

Bookworms (Book Group for Adults): Swimming with Great Whites

The Devil’s Teeth: Obsession & Survival among America’s Great White Sharks by Susan Casey

November 3rd at 6:30 pm

The Farallon Islands, inhospitable and dramatic, are feeding grounds for sharks. The group will discuss Susan Casey’s account of two biologists who have spent years in this underwater lab observing and learning more about the behavior of these creatures.

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


Filed under: Book Clubs,News,Programs — nature @ 11:46 am
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