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Nature Book Club

August 19, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Monthly Book Club at China Camp State Park

             August’s selection:

The Song of the Dodo: Island Biogeography in an Age of Extinctions”PART 2

by David Quammen

July’s event covered the first half of this stimulating book- August’s discussion will cover the second half:

“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

When: Sunday, August 19th, 2018

Time: 7pm-8pm  

Meeting Place: China Camp Village Museum, China Camp State Park

Please RSVP to chinacamp.programs@gmail.com or (415)456-0766

Please bring warm clothing, water and snacks.


August 19, 2018
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm