August 6, 2013 · 7:00 PM
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Our August Vancouver book club will be Phil Plait's Death from the Skies
With wit, humor, and an infectious love of astronomy that could win over even the science-phobic, this fun and fascinating book reminds us that outer space is anything but remote. The scientist behind the popular website badastronomy.com, Philip Plait presents some of the most fearsome end-of-the-world calamities (for instance, incoming asteroids and planet-swallowing black holes), demystifies the scientific principles at work behind them, and gives us the odds that any of them will step out of the realm of sci-fi to disrupt our quiet corner of the cosmos. The result is a book that is both terrifying and entertaining?a tour of the violent universe we live in, written with an enthusiasm that every stargazer will appreciate.
The BC Humanist book club will be held on thefirst Tuesday of every monthat a members home.
Please suggest books for upcoming months and invite anyone who may be interested.
Most books are available at the Vancouver Public Library or local book stores or through the BC Humanist Association.