We read nonfiction books about science, nature, and many times both science AND nature combined.
While it's great to have the book read before the meeting, it's not a requirement and you are still welcome to join! Just be prepared for spoilers :)
We meet the first Tuesday of the month at 6pm at Auntie's Bookstore unless otherwise noted.
In June we will be discussing The Invention of Nature by Andrea Wulf.
Alexander von Humboldt (1769-1859) was the most famous scientist of his age, a visionary German naturalist and polymath whose discoveries forever changed the way we understand the natural world. Among his most revolutionary ideas was a radical conception of nature as a complex and interconnected global force that does not exist for the use of humankind alone. In North America, Humboldt’s name still graces towns, counties, parks, bays, lakes, mountains, and a river. And yet the man has been all but forgotten.
In this illuminating biography, Andrea Wulf brings Humboldt’s extraordinary life back into focus: his prediction of human-induced climate change; his daring expeditions to the highest peaks of South America and to the anthrax-infected steppes of Siberia; his relationships with iconic figures, including Simón Bolívar and Thomas Jefferson; and the lasting influence of his writings on Darwin, Wordsworth, Goethe, Muir, Thoreau, and many others. Brilliantly researched and stunningly written, The Invention of Nature reveals the myriad ways in which Humboldt’s ideas form the foundation of modern environmentalism—and reminds us why they are as prescient and vital as ever.
NATIONAL BESTSELLER • A biography of Alexander von Humboldt, the visionary German naturalist whose ideas changed the way we see the natural world—and in the process created modern environmentalism. • From the acclaimed author of Magnificent Rebels.
"Vivid and exciting.... Wulf’s pulsating account brings this dazzling figure back into a dazzling, much-deserved focus.” —The Boston Globe
Leader: Teri (she/her)
This group meets at Auntie's the first Tuesday of every month at 6pm unless noted.
NOVEMBER SELECTION. We will be meeting on the SECOND Tuesday of November--November 8th.
The Poison Squad: One Chemist's Single-Minded Crusade for Food Safety at the Turn of the Twentieth Century (Paperback)
OCTOBER SELECTION. We will be meeting Tuesday, October 4th @ 6pm @ Auntie's Bookstore!
We will be meeting Tuesday, September 13th at 6pm instead of the first Tuesday of the month due to scheduling conflicts.