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Naturalist Book Club

March 26, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us for this month’s naturalist book club as we discuss Ed Yong’s bestselling book, An Immense World.  

Summary from Penguin Random House, Publisher:

“In An Immense World, Ed Yong coaxes us beyond the confines of our own senses, allowing us to perceive the skeins of scent, waves of electromagnetism, and pulses of pressure that surround us. We encounter beetles that are drawn to fires, turtles that can track the Earth’s magnetic fields, fish that fill rivers with electrical messages, and even humans who wield sonar like bats. We discover that a crocodile’s scaly face is as sensitive as a lover’s fingertips, that the eyes of a giant squid evolved to see sparkling whales, that plants thrum with the inaudible songs of courting bugs, and that even simple scallops have complex vision. We learn what bees see in flowers, what songbirds hear in their tunes, and what dogs smell on the street. We listen to stories of pivotal discoveries in the field, while looking ahead at the many mysteries that remain unsolved.”

“Funny, rigorous, and suffused with the joy of discovery, An Immense World takes us on what Marcel Proust called ‘the only true voyage . . . not to visit strange lands, but to possess other eyes.’”


Date: Sunday, March 26

Time: 7 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Venue: Online meeting details will be mailed to registrants.




Space is limited; reservations required.

Free (donations appreciated).

Cancellations notified via email.

Questions? Email programs@friendsofchinacamp.org or call (415) 456-0766.


March 26, 2023
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm