Announcing a new Meetup for The Science Book Club Meetup Group!
What: August Meetup--"The Canon" by Natalie Angier
When: August 23, 2009 5:00 PM
11909 Democracy Dr
Reston, VA 20190
Please come to the inaugural meeting of our science book club! The first book I have chosen is "The Canon". This is a fairly short overview of many different science topics by the New York Times
science writer Natalie Angier. For those unfamiliar with her, her writing is extremely engaging and she can make even obscure topics fun and interesting! I myself am a biology teacher, not much interested in the physical science side of things, but even I enjoy the way she describes all types of science topics.
The Canon is described on the book jacket as "a joyride through the major scientific disciplines: physics, chemistry, biology, geology and astronomy. Along the way, we learn what is actually happening when our ice cream melts or our coffee gets cold, what our liver cells do when we eat a caramel, why the horse is an example of evolution at work, and how we're all made of stardust. It's Lewis Carroll meets Lewis Thomas--a book that will enrapture, inspire, and enlighten."
It appears you can get it used on Amazon for less than a dollar! (plus shipping, I'm sure.) See Amazon's listing
The location I chose has everything I was looking for--couches, coziness, coffee drinks, yummy food, and a full bar. I'm sure many of you are familiar with Cosi as it is a chain. Reston is not on the Metro (yet), but if you are motivated and carless there are frequent buses from East Falls Church that go right downtown, where Cosi is located.
I really hope you can make it! Please email me with any questions!
Learn more here:http://www.meetup.com/The-Science-Book-Club-Meetup-Group/calendar/11062397/