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Book Club: The Canon

We'll be discussing The Canon: A Whirligig Tour of the Beautiful Basics of Science by Natalie Angier (nonfiction - science).

In this exuberant book, the best-selling author Natalie Angier distills the scientific canon to the absolute essentials, delivering an entertaining and inspiring one-stop science education. Angier interviewed a host of scientists, posing the simple question “What do you wish everyone knew about your field?” The Canon provides their answers, taking readers on a joyride through the fascinating fundamentals of the incredible world around us and revealing how they are relevant to us every day. Angier proves a rabble-rousing, wisecracking, deeply committed tour guide in her irresistible exploration of the scientific process and the basic concepts of physics, chemistry, evolutionary biology, cellular and molecular biology, geology, and astronomy.

Available on Amazon, Thriftbooks (used books, free shipping) or through Sac Library.

Come with a few thoughts/ideas about the book to discuss!

About the Venue
The Coffee Garden is a little coffee shop just off Broadway and 99. If the weather's nice, we're probably in the big table in the garden through the back door. Otherwise we're on the couches right inside the front door.

They serve all sorts of coffees and drinks, sodas, and a wide variety of sandwiches and salads perfect for dinner if you choose. They appreciate it if you at least buy a drink/pastry.

Please be courteous and do not bring outside food or drinks.

About the Book Club
We're glad to have you join us - if you hate the book, love the book, or even didn't finish the book. If you're a newcomer, get a head start on the book for next month by looking at the monthly lineup!

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  • randy h.

    i missed it too because some of bills were up in legislature ie alejo bill

    June 18, 2014

  • Roberto L.

    Unfortunately, and for the second month in a row I have to cancel... we signed for the new house on Friday and have huge number of things to do... packing, etc.

    1 · June 16, 2014

  • randy h.

    I cant go because I am still at work legislative session budget follow up cya next month

    June 16, 2014

  • Miss K.

    I'm the one who picked this book and now I can't come either. I'm sad and mad. I hope you guys discuss the heck out of it, !!!! Sorry!

    June 16, 2014

  • Joseph L.

    Sorry I cannot make it this month. Too much homework tonight. See you all next time! Cheers! - Joe Loomis

    1 · June 16, 2014

  • Tony G.

    I'm with Roberto and I feel SO frickin' bad!! Please don't think I don't love you!

    1 · June 16, 2014

  • Jim O.

    I can't make this month's meeting but would like to inform you that I just published an ebook on Amazon Kindle, "Lost in War," that has an atheist as the main character. The price is $2.99. You can download it to any Kindle device, iPad, or get it on your PC or Mac with the free Kindle Cloud Reader. Thanks.

    June 1, 2014

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