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Naturalist Book Club
September 30, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
BOOKS UNDER THE BOWER
Monthly Book Club at China Camp State Park
By Elizabeth Kolbert
Over the last half-billion years, there have been five mass extinctions, when the diversity of life on earth suddenly and dramatically contracted. Scientists around the world are currently monitoring the sixth extinction, predicted to be the most devastating extinction event since the asteroid impact that wiped out the dinosaurs. This time around, the cataclysm is us.
In prose that is at once frank, entertaining, and deeply informed, The New Yorker writer Elizabeth Kolbert tells us why and how human beings have altered life on the planet in a way no species has before. Interweaving research in half a dozen disciplines, descriptions of the fascinating species that have already been lost, and the history of extinction as a concept, Kolbert provides a moving and comprehensive account of the disappearances occurring before our very eyes.
When: Sunday, September 30th, 2018
Meeting Place: China Camp Village Museum, China Camp State Park
Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or (415)456-0766
Please bring warm clothing, water and snacks.