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Naturalist Book Club

April 8, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

April’s Naturalist Book Club

Join us as we discuss Schilthuizen’s captivating book-

Darwin Comes to Town: How the Urban Jungle Drives Evolution by  Menno Schilthuizen

Join us for a lively discussion of this fascinating book that looks at the impact of the urban environment on the evolution of species.  

“For a long time, biologists thought evolution was a necessarily slow process, too incremental to be observed in a lifetime. In Darwin Comes to Town, evolutionary biologist Menno Schilthuizen shows that evolution can in fact happen extremely quickly, and in the strangest of places: the heart of the city.

Menno Schilthuizen is one of a growing number of “urban ecologists” studying how our manmade environments are accelerating the evolution of the animals and plants around us… Schilthuizen shares a stunning vision of urban evolution in which humans and wildlife co-exist in a unique harmony. It reveals that evolution can happen far more rapidly than Darwin dreamed, while providing a glimmer of hope that our race toward overpopulation might not take the rest of nature down with us.”

Excerpt from Goodreads.com

Date: April 28th, 2019

Time: 7pm-8pm

Location: China Camp Village Museum, China Camp State Park


Space is limited and reservations are required.

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chinacamp.programs@gmail.com or call (415) 456-0766

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April 8, 2019
8:00 am - 5:00 pm