bookworm (bʊk'wûrm') n.
1. One who spends much time reading or studying.
2. Any of various insects, especially booklice and silverfish, that infest books and feed on the paste in the bindings.
Do you devour books? Then, join our Evening Book Group!
With our venue change to the private home of one of our members, we have more options for sharing a convivial evening. Snacks, soda pop, instant coffee and teabags will be provided. Feel free to bring something to share.
May: Brian Greene, The Hidden Reality: Parallel Universes and the Deep Laws of the Cosmos
The bestselling author of The Elegant Universe and The Fabric of the Cosmos tackles perhaps the most mind-bending question in modern physics and cosmology: Is our universe the only universe?
There was a time when "universe" meant all there is. Everything. Yet, a number of theories are converging on the possibility that our universe may be but one among many parallel universes populating a vast multiverse. Here, Briane Greene, one of our foremost physicists and science writers, takes us on a breathtaking journey to a multiverse comprising an endless series of big bangs, a multiverse with duplicates of every one of us, a multiverse populated by vast sheets of spacetime, a multiverse in which all we consider real are holographic illusions, and even a multiverse made purely of math—and reveals the reality hidden within each.
June: Steven Pinker, The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined
July: Edward O. Wilson, The Social Conquest of Earth
“Send us your booklist suggestions now for late summer and fall.”
Please join us even if you have not read the book -- we still value your opinions on the topic!
Contact Event Host Val Humble for directions to the Meetup.
All Meetup fees are paid by our sponsor through your memberships; donations toward the work of Humanists of Greater Portland are gratefully accepted.
We look forward to meeting you - tell a friend!