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Monthly Nature Book Club
July 22, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
BOOKS UNDER THE BOWER
Monthly Book Club at China Camp State Park
“The Song of the Dodo: Island Biogeography in an Age of Extinctions”
by David Quammen
“The Song of the Dodo, is a brilliant, stirring work, breathtaking in its scope, far-reaching in its message… In The Song of the Dodo, we follow Quammen’s keen intellect through the ideas, theories, and experiments of prominent naturalists of the last two centuries. We trail after him as he travels the world, tracking the subject of island biogeography, which encompasses nothing less than the study of the origin and extinction of all species. Islands are where species most commonly go extinct — and because, as Quammen points out, we live in an age when all of Earth’s landscapes are being chopped into island-like fragments by human activity.
Through his eyes, we glimpse the nature of evolution and extinction, and in so doing come to understand the monumental diversity of our planet, and the importance of preserving its wild landscapes, animals, and plants. “
-Exerpt from Goodreads.com