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Online: Naturalist Book Club

January 30, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Join this online event for what promises to be a lively conversation about this well-researched and fascinating discussion of nature, history, and civilizations.

Join this month’s online naturalist book club as we discuss The Winds of Change. Author and journalist Eugene Linden delves into new research exploring the connections between climate events and the rise and abrupt fall of the Akkadians in the Middle East, the Mayans in South America, and the Vikings’ foothold in North America. Linden notes, “Scientific disciplines have an immune system that initially rejects novel ideas and archaeology…(I)t is particularly sensitive to explanations that emphasize the role of ecology and minimize the role of human ingenuity.” Linden provides an overview of the known causes of cyclic climate changes from solar output to natural variations in the Earth’s orbit and rotation (Milankovitch cycles), including El Niño and La Niña events. Linden also touches on the apparent rapidity in which some of those changes occurred and what implications that may have for our time. 


Date: Sunday, January 30

Time: 7 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Venue: Zoom meeting (details emailed once space is reserved).




Space limited; reservations required.

Free (donations appreciated).

Cancellations notified via email.

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


January 30, 2022
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

ADVISORY: Recent storms have caused hazardous trail conditions in certain areas in the park.  Proceed with caution if visiting the park.

NOTICE: Some sites at the Back Ranch Meadows Campground will be closed Sunday through Thursday from November 14, 2022 until May 13, 2023 due to construction. The group site will remain open during the week and weekends. Go to reservecalifornia.com for available reservations.