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Nature Book Club
August 19, 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”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
Meeting Place: China Camp Village Museum, China Camp State Park
Please RSVP to email@example.com or (415)456-0766
Please bring warm clothing, water and snacks.