CFI Vancouver's Book Club meets every second Saturday of the month at The Grind Coffee Shop on Main Street at King Edward. Most of the books we discuss are available through the Vancouver Public Libraries - http://www.vpl.vancouver.bc.ca/, can be found for sale at Chapters or online at Amazon.ca
Admission is free, however please consider becoming a member of CFI and/or making a donation to help keep this and other programs running.
November's book is 'The Canon: A Whirligig Tour of the Beautiful Basics of Science' by Natalie Angier.
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. Even science-phobes will find her passion infectious as she strives "to make the invisible visible, the distant neighborly, the ineffable affable."
Please bring your ideas for future books to the next meeting, or email them to us.