Science and Nature Book Club with Teri

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 :)

We meet the first Tuesday of the month at 6pm at Auntie's Bookstore unless otherwise noted.

Interested in what we've already read? Click here and see our past reads!


August Selection

In August we will be discussing What an Owl Knows by Jennifer Ackerman.

From the author of The Genius of Birds and The Bird Way, a brilliant scientific investigation into owls—the most elusive of birds—and why they exert such a hold on human imagination

With their forward gaze and quiet flight, owls are often a symbol of wisdom, knowledge, and foresight. But what does an owl really know? And what do we really know about owls? Some two hundred sixty species of owls exist today, and they reside on every continent except Antarctica, but they are far more difficult to find and study than other birds because they are cryptic, camouflaged, and mostly active at night. Though human fascination with owls goes back centuries, scientists have only recently begun to understand the complex nature of these extraordinary birds.
In What an Owl Knows, Jennifer Ackerman joins scientists in the field and explores how researchers are using modern technology and tools to learn how owls communicate, hunt, court, mate, raise their young, and move about from season to season. Ackerman brings this research alive with her own personal field observations; the result is an awe-inspiring exploration of owls across the globe and through human history, and a spellbinding account of the world’s most enigmatic group of birds.



Leader: Teri (she/her)

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


What an Owl Knows: The New Science of the World's Most Enigmatic Birds By Jennifer Ackerman Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593298909
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Penguin Books - June 4th, 2024


The Sixth Extinction (10th Anniversary Edition): An Unnatural History By Elizabeth Kolbert Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250887313
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Holt Paperbacks - April 16th, 2024


Guardians of the Valley: John Muir and the Friendship that Saved Yosemite By Dean King Cover Image
ISBN: 9781982144470
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Scribner - March 19th, 2024


This may change depending on the availability of John Muir books!

Death by Black Hole: And Other Cosmic Quandaries By Neil deGrasse Tyson Cover Image
ISBN: 9780393350388
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - September 2nd, 2014


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Crossings: How Road Ecology Is Shaping the Future of Our Planet By Ben Goldfarb Cover Image
ISBN: 9781324086314
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - September 10th, 2024