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Last chance to vote on the books for our next cycle - Please visit https://docs.google.com/­forms/d/1AiUx7xLsluJV8AJCfoiZF­_079OSlVWbHSYzgbN9mggY/viewfor­m And vote on which books you'd like to read starting in May.  I would like to close the poll around 1 April so please make sure you vote now if Jeffrey C. J. Mar 25, 2016 3:17 PM
It's that time of year again! Time to vote on the 2016–2017 Book Selection - http://goo.gl/forms/kBnzOacbvq­ This year we're using a Google Form for our voting but don't worry, you don't have to have a Google Account to vote (but of course please don't cheat by voting twice because you can already express a strong prefer Jeffrey C. J. Feb 21, 2016 11:42 PM
Good news! I've decided to keep everyone! - Folks, I just got confirmation from meetup that the cost to run the group is only going from $48 per year to $ 59.96 per year and Arlene's generous contribution of $15 already more than covers the difference. Hooray! � Jeffrey C. J. May 20, 2015 4:33 PM
February 2016: Ted Talk? - Folks, We try to keep our books between 300–400 pages with The God Delusion fitting in at 406 pages but the scientific survey Archimedes to Hawking comes in at a whopping 528 pages meaning I'd like to split this book up among two months.  As Jeffrey C. J. May 19, 2015 4:02 PM
Re: [ScienceBookClub] Last chance (meetup: [address removed] exclusive) to vote in the 2015–2016 Book Polls - I run a Meetup too (Sophisticated, Single and Seasoned) and so I totally understand you Mayumi O. May 5, 2015 4:36 PM
Re: [ScienceBookClub] Last chance (meetup: [address removed] exclusive) to vote in the 2015–2016 Book Polls - Absolutely.  Arlene's contribution was cash.  All contributions get listed on the money page for meetup and when cash or paypal (via phone number:[masked]) I always thank the contributor and put the contribution on the register f Jeffrey C. J. May 5, 2015 4:26 PM
Re: [ScienceBookClub] Last chance to vote in the 2015–2016 Book Polls - Will you take cash contributions directly? -----Original Mayumi O. May 5, 2015 4:21 PM
Last chance to vote in the 2015–2016 Book Polls - Folks, I'll be closing our four Science Book Club polls in about a week so this is your last chance to vote in any of the book polls which will be determining our next cycle of science books. http://www.meetup.com/The-Scie­nce-Book-Club- Jeffrey C. J. May 5, 2015 3:28 PM
Time for your 2015–2016 voting for our next round of Books - It's taken me two days to round up all the meta-data I think will help you make an informed decision on which books you'd like to read next, but we finally have 4 polls to cover all 38 books currently available for voting.  This year, I've split the v Jeffrey C. J. Mar 10, 2015 8:50 PM
Last call for book suggestions - Please visit http://www.meetup.com/Th­e-Science-Book-Club-Meetup-Gro­up/messages/boards/thread/4607­4422 and post what books you'd like to read in the coming year.  We need books starting in June and I'm gonna start polling after our March meeting so yo Jeffrey C. J. Feb 26, 2015 5:36 PM
Poll for December 2014 Retro Book - Every December, we plan to present one Science Book out of the normal range of 10 years or newer books. So please suggest one or more of the following books for our December meeting to be held 14 December 2014. (You can select more than one opt Jeffrey C. J. Sep 28, 2014 9:39 AM
Problem with our May book - Folks, I'm very sorry.  It's my fault we're in this situation but the long and the short of it is this, Michio Kaku and Werner Loewenstein both published very similar books in 2013/2014 and whereas we voted on the title of Werner Loewenstein Jeffrey C. J. Aug 4, 2014 11:10 AM
Re: [ScienceBookClub] Book Polls close 1 August - I had put in a pitch earlier for Jared Diamond's Collapse . I'm presently in the Domini Larry Jul 22, 2014 5:40 PM
Book Polls close 1 August - http://www.meetup.com/The-Scie­nce-Book-Club-Meetup-Group/pol­ls/1093932/ http://www.meetup.com/The-Scie­nce-Book-Club-Meetup-Group/pol­ls/1093942/ http://www.meetup.com/The-Scie­nce-Book-Club-Meetup-Group/pol­ls/1093962/ I've decided Jeffrey C. J. Jul 15, 2014 2:07 PM
Re: [ScienceBookClub][masked] Book Selections - Wow!  You are well versed!  I wish someone suggested a book on venomous snakes as you'd be a great participant especially with experience with Australian fauna!  Anyway, anyone is allowed to vote even if you've never attended a m Jeffrey C. J. Jun 16, 2014 10:08 PM
Re: [ScienceBookClub] 2014–2015 Book Selections - I have not attended any mtgs. but will be doing so in the immediate future. I am particularly interested in neurobiology. Have Larry Jun 15, 2014 8:47 PM
2014–2015 Book Selections - *Finally* I'm sorry it took me so long to get the polls ready.  I was befuddled how to fit more than 12 choices into one poll so in the end I decided not to.  Instead, I've created 3 polls you should treat as one.  In other words, if the fir Jeffrey C. J. Jun 15, 2014 8:27 PM
Re: [ScienceBookClub] Now accepting book suggestions 8 of 20) - Arlene, Those are some great suggestions and I've added them to the list of suggestions.  Sorry the links didn't work.  If anyone else has trouble feel free to e-mail them and I'll add them. Jeffrey C. J. May 6, 2014 12:22 PM
Re: [ScienceBookClub] Now accepting book suggestions -  Arlene K. May 6, 2014 12:16 PM
Now accepting book suggestions - Folks, I'm a bit late in getting to this, I'll admit, but please post your suggestions for the next meetup cycle in the 2013–2014 Book Suggestion discussion: http://www.meetup.­com/The-Science-Book-Club-Meet­up-Group/messages/boards/threa­d/439 Jeffrey C. J. May 4, 2014 8:16 PM
Meetup details changed: Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex - Mary Roach (2009) - I've updated this Meetup. For more details, see the full listing: http://www.meetup.com/The-Scie­nce-Book-Club-Meetup-Group/eve­nts/144570962/ Jeffrey C. J. Jan 12, 2014 7:29 PM
What stories we'll be reading - Please visit our poll for the first half of 2014 stories we'll be reading: http://www.meetup.com­/The-Science-Book-Club-Meetup-­Group/polls/900502/ Check any book you'd like to read or discuss, the top 5 will be form the roster for our December Jeffrey C. J. Sep 5, 2013 6:40 AM
Folks, please send me your nominations for October Story! - Since I'm taking over, I want a fresh slate for October, November and December; I may get lazy and sync us with Bowie Bevy of Brainy Books as I help Andrew run that one.  If Megan can ever come back I'll be happy to make her co-organizer and return to Jeffrey C. J. Aug 26, 2013 10:51 PM
The end of an era... :( :) :( :) - Hi all, Big news for my family, my husband James has accepted an offer with Apple in Cupertino, CA (South San Francisco Bay) and we will be moving there in 2-3 weeks with our 6-year-old Grady and our brand new baby girl, Parker, who is 6 weeks Megan Aug 26, 2013 5:53 PM
Meetup details changed: August: The Hidden Reality by Brian Greene - I'm sorry. Last change, I promise. Sterling will be traveling next week, so I have rescheduled for 8/18 (2 weeks from yesterday).     I've updated this Meetup. For more details, see the full listing: Megan Aug 5, 2013 6:11 PM
Meetup details changed: August: The Hidden Reality by Brian Greene - Hi all, Guest discussion leader Sterling deRamus has the flu, unfortunately, so I have changed the meetup to next Sunday. I'm so sorry to do it at this late date! But, often another week of reading time is just what some of you need anyway :) Megan Aug 3, 2013 2:10 PM
Docudrama on Krakatoa - Hi all, My husband and I just watched a really good part documentary / part reenactment called The Last Days of Krakatoa. It aired on the BBC in 2006.you can easily watch it for free if you look for it on YouTube. Megan Jun 6, 2013 10:05 PM
Meeting is on!~ - Looking forward to seeing you tomorrow at 5! Megan Feb 2, 2013 7:22 PM
Super bowl Sunday book club - Hi all, For what seems like the third year in a row, I've managed to schedule a meeting on Super Bowl Sunday. I don't personally watch it, but I don't know if we're going to have a bunch of no-shows at the last minute. This is a request to plea Megan Feb 1, 2013 6:38 PM
Salim will lead in April - Salim wins for April... Stay tuned for the announcement of the book. Megan Megan Feb 23, 2012 4:18 PM
I need someone to pick a book and lead the April meeting! - Hi guys, First come, first serve--write back and let me know if you want to lead the April meeting. Then send me your book choice and I will put it up. It will be April 8th unless you request a different Sunday. I will NOT be present at this me Megan Feb 23, 2012 4:00 PM
Meetup with Author--Postponed :( - Well, what I feared happened and when I wrote to confirm, Dr. Carroll said his travel plans had changed and he will not be here for the February meeting. I'd like to postpone instead of having the meeting without him, since it seems we still will be ab Megan Jan 15, 2012 10:58 PM
Sorry, one more... - ... You know I don't email you guys much. I just went to poke around in the settings, and discovered that the following welcome message has been going out to new members for the past 2.5 years: Hi, thanks for your interest! As soon as I see 10 me Megan Dec 6, 2011 4:56 PM
Science book club stuff - Hi all, Thanks to everyone who has been a semi-loyal participant these past 2 1/2 years! I am so glad I started this group and even with added responsibilities I intend to keep it going as long as I'm in the area. I think things have Megan Dec 6, 2011 4:49 PM
I have an extra Jane Goodall book... - Hi all, I have an extra "In the Shadow of Man." (I must have bought it twice! duhhh.) If anyone wants it, respond by email. I live in Reston. You can stop by and pick it up whenever you want. Megan Megan Nov 22, 2011 6:55 PM
Meetup details changed: January Meetup: The Planet in a Pebble by Jan Zalasiewicz - I've updated this Meetup. For more details, see the full listing: http://www.meetup.com/The-Scie­nce-Book-Club-Meetup-Group/eve­nts/21111731/ Whe Megan Oct 24, 2011 11:03 AM
Meetup details changed: ***February Meetup WITH AUTHOR!!!: Remarkable Creatures by Sean B. Carroll*** - I've updated this Meetup. For more details, see the full listing: http://www.meetup.com/The-Scie­nce-Book-Club-Meetup-Group/eve­nts/21110571/ Whe Megan Oct 24, 2011 11:02 AM
Meetup details changed: October Meetup: The Poisoner's Handbook by Deborah Blum - I'm so sorry, but I'm pushing this back yet another week. I'd really like Brian to be able to come, since he was so enthusiastic about it, and also, my mother will be in town and she always enjoys making a meeting (and comes with a legal pad full of no Megan Oct 2, 2011 11:35 PM
Free book on Amazon Kindle on evolution - Hello all, Brian E. informed me of a free book on evolution on the Kindle at http://whyevolutionistrue.word­press.com/2011/09/05/free-kin Megan Sep 7, 2011 2:19 PM
Meetup details changed: September Meetup: Dinosaur Lives by John Horner - Hi all, I am so sorry to push back the meetup this weekend--hopefully I'll catch a few more who might be going away for Labor Day. In the good news, it is likely we will be having another meetup WITH AUTHOR soon--Sean Carroll, whose boo Megan Sep 1, 2011 6:18 PM
Meetup details changed: April Meetup: "Genome" by Matt Ridley - I've updated this Meetup. For more details, see the full listing: http://www.meetup.com/The-Scie­nce-Book-Club-Meetup-Group/cal­endar/15215947/ When Megan Oct 24, 2010 9:28 PM
New Meetup: August Meetup: "The Diversity of Life" by E.O. Wilson - Announcing a new Meetup for The Science Book Club Meetup Group! What : August Meetup: "The Diversity of Life" by E.O. Wilson Megan Oct 24, 2010 9:27 PM
New Meetup: July Meetup: "The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2010" editor Dyson - Announcing a new Meetup for The Science Book Club Meetup Group! What : July Meetup: "The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2010" editor Megan Oct 24, 2010 9:21 PM
New Meetup: June Meetup: "The World Without Us" by Alan Weisman - Announcing a new Meetup for The Science Book Club Meetup Group! What : June Meetup: "The World Without Us" by Alan Weisman W Megan Oct 24, 2010 9:18 PM
I need a cleaning person! - Hi all, Sorry to spam you with non-science related issues, but I am looking for a cleaning person to come to our house in Reston once every 2 weeks. Does anyone have any recommendations? Our last one charged $85 for every biweekly visit Megan Oct 7, 2010 4:02 PM
New Meetup: March Meetup: "Science Matters: Achieving Scientific Literacy" by Robert Hazen - Announcing a new Meetup for The Science Book Club Meetup Group! What : March Meetup: "Science Matters: Achieving Scientific Literacy" by Rober Megan Sep 22, 2010 9:18 AM
New Meetup: February Meetup: "Seven Daughters of Eve" by Bryan Sykes - Announcing a new Meetup for The Science Book Club Meetup Group! What : February Meetup: "Seven Daughters of Eve" by Bryan Sykes Megan Sep 22, 2010 9:10 AM
Megan added a post - Hi all, I received the below email if anyone is interested: ******************** Hello. The [shrink] cooperative - a brand and insight consultancy ? is working on a project for a national entertainment company. We are Megan Sep 20, 2010 7:10 AM
August Newsletter from The Science Book Club Meetup Group's Sponsor GE: ecomagination - Hi all, This group is sponsoring us and asking me to do little more than let them put their logo on our page and for me to send you this newsletter...so, I figure it?s the least I can do! I?m writing this from Iceland, believe it or not, Megan Aug 17, 2010 3:02 PM
Meetup details changed: August Meetup: March of the Microbes by John L. Ingraham - Oops. The wrong location was on it. I've updated this Meetup. For more details, see the full listing: http://www.meetup.com/The-Scie­nce-Book Megan Jul 26, 2010 9:50 PM
Meetup details changed: August Meetup: March of the Microbes by John L. Ingraham - Hello, Please note due to vacation times I need to push the next meeting back a week, to the 29th. Thanks! Megan I've updated this Meetup. For more details, see the full listing: Megan Jul 26, 2010 9:49 PM
Don't forget, new meeting place!!! - Hi all, Big group tomorrow! Exciting. Don't forget we're meeting at Panera Bread in Herndon--AND, there are two, so make sure you to the right one, on Elden St. near KMart. Looking forward to seeing everyone, Megan Megan Jul 24, 2010 3:34 PM
Meetup details changed: July Meetup: The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Other Clinical Tales by - Hi all, I really would like to change the location so we can get wifi. Quite often there's something I want to share, or things we need to look up during the discussion. I think Panera Bread will be a good new venue. I chose the one in Herndon Megan Jul 15, 2010 12:51 AM
Meetup details changed: June Meetup: "The Double Helix" by James Watson - I've updated this Meetup. For more details, see the full listing: http://www.meetup.com/The-Scie­nce-Book-Club-Meetup-Group/cal­endar/12823147/ When: S Megan Jun 12, 2010 12:44 PM
Meetup details changed: May Meetup: Your Inner Fish by Neil Shubin - I've updated this Meetup. For more details, see the full listing: http://www.meetup.com/The-Scie­nce-Book-Club-Meetup-Group/cal­endar/12821916/ When: S Megan May 15, 2010 6:21 PM
Re: [ScienceBookClub] New Meetup: May Meetup: Your Inner Fish by Neil Shubin - Megan, Is there a meeting scheduled for Sunay 5/16, and if so where will it user 6. May 15, 2010 11:06 AM
New Meetup: January Meetup: "On Human Nature" by E.O. Wilson - Announcing a new Meetup for The Science Book Club Meetup Group! What: January Meetup: "On Human Nature" by E.O. Wilson When: Sunday, January 9,[masked]:00 PM Where: La Madeleine - Reston Town Center 1833 Megan Apr 25, 2010 11:07 PM
New Meetup: Early December Meetup: "A Short History of Nearly Everything" by Bill Bryson - Announcing a new Meetup for The Science Book Club Meetup Group! What: Early December Meetup: "A Short History of Nearly Everything" by Bill Bryson When: Sunday, December 5,[masked]:00 PM Where: (A location has not Megan Apr 25, 2010 10:59 PM
New Meetup: October Meetup: "Earth in the Balance" by Al Gore - Announcing a new Meetup for The Science Book Club Meetup Group! What: October Meetup: "Earth in the Balance" by Al Gore When: Sunday, October 24,[masked]:00 PM Where: (A location has not been chosen yet.) Megan Apr 25, 2010 10:54 PM
New Meetup: June Meetup: "The Double Helix" by James Watson - Announcing a new Meetup for The Science Book Club Meetup Group! What: June Meetup: "The Double Helix" by James Watson When: Sunday, June 13,[masked]:00 PM Where: (A location has not been chosen yet.) Megan Mar 8, 2010 8:33 PM
New Meetup: May Meetup: Your Inner Fish by Neil Shubin - Announcing a new Meetup for The Science Book Club Meetup Group! What: May Meetup: Your Inner Fish by Neil Shubin When: Sunday, May 16,[masked]:00 PM Where: (A location has not been chosen yet.) I wasn't planning Megan Mar 8, 2010 6:49 PM
Meetup details changed: April Meetup: "Silent Spring" by Rachel Carson - I've updated this Meetup. For more details, see the full listing: http://www.meetup.com/The-Scie­nce-Book-Club-Meetup-Group/cal­endar/12286983/ When: S Megan Feb 5, 2010 9:29 PM
Meetup details changed: "The Greatest Show on Earth" by Richard Dawkins - I've updated this Meetup. For more details, see the full listing: http://www.meetup.com/The-Scie­nce-Book-Club-Meetup-Group/cal­endar/12179214/ When: S Megan Feb 5, 2010 9:27 PM
Meetup details changed: "The World is Blue: How Our Fate and the Ocean's Are One" by Sylvia Earle - Sorry, meant to switch it back to 5 as well. I've updated this Meetup. For more details, see the full listing: http://www.meetup.com/The-Scie­nce-Book-Cl Megan Feb 4, 2010 8:05 PM
Meetup details changed: "The World is Blue: How Our Fate and the Ocean's Are One" by Sylvia Earle - Hi all, with the snow and the football I've given up on this weekend. Valentine's won't work either, so join me in 2 WEEKS (so much more time to finish for you procrastinators!) to discuss The World Is Blue. I will be pushing back the later books as well. Megan Feb 4, 2010 8:03 PM
Change to time, not date - Please note that the meetup time for next Sunday will be 4 pm, but the date is not changed. Hope to see you! Megan Megan Jan 31, 2010 9:39 PM
Meetup details changed: "The World is Blue: How Our Fate and the Ocean's Are One" by Sylvia Earle - I've updated this Meetup. For more details, see the full listing: http://www.meetup.com/The-Scie­nce-Book-Club-Meetup-Group/cal­endar/11765367/ When: S Megan Jan 31, 2010 9:38 PM
A meetup on Super Bowl Sunday??? Crazy talk! - My father used to call us "sports fans", even when it had nothing to do with sports, such as "Let's get going to dinner, sports fans!!" etc. In his honor, I begin this email, Okay, sports fans, how many of you are not going Megan Jan 26, 2010 5:35 PM
Meetup details changed: April Meetup: "Silent Spring" by Rachel Carson - Hello all, I didn't realize April 4 is Easter. In hopes of catching more members available, I have changed it to a week later, Aprill 11. Thanks, Megan I've updated this Meetup. For more details, see the full listing: Megan Jan 11, 2010 5:35 PM
New Meetup: April Meetup: "Silent Spring" by Rachel Carson - Announcing a new Meetup for The Science Book Club Meetup Group! What: April Meetup: "Silent Spring" by Rachel Carson When: Sunday, April 4,[masked]:00 PM Where: La Madeleine - Reston Town Center 1833 Fou Megan Jan 11, 2010 11:46 AM
Meetup details changed: "The World is Blue: How Our Fate and the Ocean's Are One" by Sylvia Earle - I've updated this Meetup. For more details, see the full listing: http://www.meetup.com/The-Scie­nce-Book-Club-Meetup-Group/cal­endar/11765367/ When: S Megan Jan 11, 2010 10:13 AM
Don't forget: New meeting place - Hi all, Please don't forget today that we have changed the meeting place to La Madeleine, and we'll see how that goes. It's near Reston Town Center, in the shopping area that has Barnes & Noble and Best Buy. Hope to see you there, Megan Megan Jan 10, 2010 2:07 PM
Meetup details changed: "Consilience" by E.O. Wilson - I've updated this Meetup. For more details, see the full listing: http://www.meetup.com/The-Scie­nce-Book-Club-Meetup-Group/cal­endar/11765187/ When: January Megan Dec 30, 2009 5:57 PM
New Meetup: "The Greatest Show on Earth" by Richard Dawkins - Announcing a new Meetup for The Science Book Club Meetup Group! What: "The Greatest Show on Earth" by Richard Dawkins When: March 7,[masked]:00 PM Where: La Madeline - Reston Town Center 1833 Fountain Dr Megan Dec 30, 2009 5:56 PM
New Meetup: "Consilience" by E.O. Wilson - Announcing a new Meetup for The Science Book Club Meetup Group! What: "Consilience" by E.O. Wilson When: January 10,[masked]:00 PM Where: Cosi 11909 Democracy Dr Reston, VA[masked] Megan Nov 1, 2009 8:17 PM
New Meetup: "The Panda's Thumb" by Stephen Jay Gould - Announcing a new Meetup for The Science Book Club Meetup Group! What: "The Panda's Thumb" by Stephen Jay Gould When: December 6,[masked]:00 PM Where: Cosi 11909 Democracy Dr Reston, VA[masked] Megan Nov 1, 2009 8:05 PM
Meeting time CHANGED - Hi folks, I'm about halfway through the book and I have really been enjoying it. However, I have some inconvenient news--I'm going to have to push the next meeting back a week. I really, really hope I don't lose too many RSVPs over this!! I ha Megan Oct 18, 2009 9:31 PM
Please contribute to the book nominations! - Hi all, For our November, December and January books, I would like to set up a poll. I will give you guys 2 weeks to submit candidates to add to the poll. Please email me at [address removed] with any of your suggestions you want to include. Megan Sep 20, 2009 9:11 PM
Meetup on Sunday! - Hi all, I hope to see as many returning members as possible on Sunday as well as some new members! Please don't let not finishing the book keep you from coming...no one's going to judge you, I promise, and you will not be the only one who didn' Megan Sep 16, 2009 6:39 PM
New Meetup: September Meetup--"The Selfish Gene" by Richard Dawkins - Announcing a new Meetup for The Science Book Club Meetup Group! What: September Meetup--"The Selfish Gene" by Richard Dawkins When: September 20,[masked]:00 PM Where: Cosi 11909 Democracy Dr Reston Megan Aug 23, 2009 9:18 PM
Sunday meeting! - Hi all, I'm really happy to see how many people are planning to come on Sunday! I want to make sure everyone knows that you do NOT have to have read every single word of the book. If you didn't make it through, or decided to skip around to only some Megan Aug 20, 2009 8:48 AM
New Meetup: August Meetup--"The Canon" by Natalie Angier - Announcing a new Meetup for The Science Book Club Meetup Group! What: August Meetup--"The Canon" by Natalie Angier When: August 23,[masked]:00 PM Where: Cosi 11909 Democracy Dr Reston, VA[masked] Megan Aug 7, 2009 9:50 PM

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