Science & Nature Book Club with Teri

Tuesday, February 6, 2024 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

We read nonfiction books about science, nature, and many times both science AND nature combined.

While it's great to have the book read before the meeting, it's not a requirement and you are still welcome to join! Just be prepared for spoilers :)

For more information click here to visit the book club webpage.

 

February Selection

In February we will be discussing An Immense World by Ed Yong.

The Earth teems with sights and textures, sounds and vibrations, smells and tastes, electric and magnetic fields. But every kind of animal, including humans, is enclosed within its own unique sensory bubble, perceiving but a tiny sliver of our immense world.

In An Immense World, Ed Yong coaxes us beyond the confines of our own senses, allowing us to perceive the skeins of scent, waves of electromagnetism, and pulses of pressure that surround us. We encounter beetles that are drawn to fires, turtles that can track the Earth’s magnetic fields, fish that fill rivers with electrical messages, and even humans who wield sonar like bats. We discover that a crocodile’s scaly face is as sensitive as a lover’s fingertips, that the eyes of a giant squid evolved to see sparkling whales, that plants thrum with the inaudible songs of courting bugs, and that even simple scallops have complex vision. We learn what bees see in flowers, what songbirds hear in their tunes, and what dogs smell on the street. We listen to stories of pivotal discoveries in the field, while looking ahead at the many mysteries that remain unsolved.

Funny, rigorous, and suffused with the joy of discovery, An Immense World takes us on what Marcel Proust called “the only true voyage . . . not to visit strange lands, but to possess other eyes.”

 


Leader: Teri (she/her)
Contact: teri@auntiesbooks.com
Book Club Webpage: https://www.auntiesbooks.com/science-and-nature-book-club-teri

This group meets at Auntie's the first Tuesday of every month at 6pm unless noted.

Event address: 
Auntie's Bookstore
402 W Main Ave
Spokane, WA 99201
Books: 
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An Immense World: How Animal Senses Reveal the Hidden Realms Around Us By Ed Yong Cover Image
By Ed Yong
$20.00
ISBN: 9780593133255
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - August 29th, 2023

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A “thrilling” (The New York Times), “dazzling” (The Wall Street Journal) tour of the radically different ways that animals perceive the world that will fill you with wonder and forever alter your perspective, by Pulitzer Prize–winning science journalist Ed Yong