Science and Nature Book Club with Teri


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.

Interested in what we've already read? Click here and see our past reads!

 

May Selection

In May we will be discussing Tales from the Ant World by Edward O. Wilson.

A Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist takes readers on a surprising tour of America’s biggest export, our most prodigious product, and our greatest legacy: our trash

In Tales from the Ant World, two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Edward O. Wilson takes us on a thrilling myrmecological tour across continents and through time, inviting us into his decades-long scientific obsession with ants. Animating his observations with personal stories, Wilson hones in on twenty-five ant species to explain how these creatures talk, smell, taste, and crucially, how they fight to determine dominance. Richly illustrated throughout with depictions of ant species and photos from Wilson’s own expeditions, Tales from the Ant World is a fascinating personal account from one of our greatest scientists—and a necessary volume for any lover of the natural world.

 

 

**SPECIAL NOTE  in reference to April's book discussion**

Edward Humes is coming to Spokane! April 18th for his upcoming release Total Garbage: How We Can Fix Our Waste and Heal Our World at Gonzaga's Myrtle Woldson Performing Arts Center. This is a Northwest Passages event and tickets will be available for purchase on their website soon.

 

Leader: Teri (she/her)

Contact: teri@auntiesbooks.com

This group meets at Auntie's the first Tuesday of every month at 6pm unless noted.

 

Books: 
Tales from the Ant World By Edward O. Wilson Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781324091097
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Liveright - October 5th, 2021

MAY 2024 DISCUSSION SELECTION


Pests: How Humans Create Animal Villains By Bethany Brookshire Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780063097261
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Ecco - December 5th, 2023

JUNE 2024 DISCUSSION SELECTION


Emperors of the Deep: Sharks--The Ocean's Most Mysterious, Most Misunderstood, and Most Important Guardians By William McKeever Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062880338
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: HarperOne - May 26th, 2020

JULY 2024 DISCUSSION SELECTION

Of course we have to read a shark around Shark Week!


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What an Owl Knows: The New Science of the World's Most Enigmatic Birds By Jennifer Ackerman Cover Image
$19.00
ISBN: 9780593298909
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Penguin Books - June 4th, 2024

AUGUST 2024 DISCUSSION SELECTION


The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History By Elizabeth Kolbert Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250062185
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Picador - January 6th, 2015

SEPTEMBER 2024 DISCUSSION SELECTION


Guardians of the Valley: John Muir and the Friendship that Saved Yosemite By Dean King Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9781982144470
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Scribner - March 19th, 2024

OCTOBER 2024 DISCUSSION SELECTION

This may change depending on the availability of John Muir books!


Death by Black Hole: And Other Cosmic Quandaries By Neil deGrasse Tyson Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780393350388
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - September 2nd, 2014

NOVEMBER 2024 DISCUSSION SELECTION


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Crossings: How Road Ecology Is Shaping the Future of Our Planet By Ben Goldfarb Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781324086314
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - September 10th, 2024

DECEMBER 2024 DISCUSSION SELECTION