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ORGANIZER'S PICK: The Origin of Species by Charles Darwin
MEETING INFORMATION Date: June 20, 2018 Location: Berkeley Meeting Facilitated by: Anthony BOOK INFORMATION Title: The Origin of Species by Charles Darwin Genre: Nonfiction – Science Year of Publication: 1859 Approximate Page Count: 400 Summary: Charles Darwin was the English naturalist whose voyage on the HMS Beagle for biological research led him to develop the theory of evolution. Originally titled On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, this book explains the concept of natural selection and other key elements providing the foundation for his theory, as well address other related topics like geographical distribution. One of the few revolutionary works of science that is engrossingly readable, The Origin of Species not only launched the science of modern biology, but has also influenced literary, philosophical, and religious thinkers since. Book Suggested by: Anthony MEETING FORMAT Because this book is an Organizer's Pick, Anthony will present biographical information about the author and facts of interest about the book, then lead the discussion with questions. REMINDER ABOUT MEMBERSHIP FEE The East Bay Book Club charges a $5 membership fee that is good for one year. The fee, which is paid by cash or check, is due any time before the second meeting you attend after joining the club or after your previous membership expired. As the Organizer or Co-Organizer does roll call, he/she will check your membership status and let you know if and when a fee is due. A MESSAGE FROM OUR SPONSOR The East Bay Book Club is sponsored by Instaread (www.instaread.co). Get access to key insights from 600+ bestselling nonfiction books that you can read or listen to in just 15 minutes. Use coupon code EASTBAYBOOKCLUB25 to get 25% off your annual subscription or EASTBAYMONTHLY25 to get 25% off your monthly subscription.

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About the East Bay Book Club

The East Bay Book Club is a very dynamic group of individuals who share one thing in common: an enthusiasm for books. Each month, members read a particular book, chosen by the whole group or by the Organizer, and meet to share observations, insights, and personal thoughts about it. Meetings are devoted to various genres, both contemporary and classic.

The club's members represent a variety of backgrounds and literary tastes, bringing wonderful diversity to each book discussion. The East Bay Book Club thrives on both the celebration of literature and the comraderie of its readers. More importantly, the club values the ideas of its members, allowing everyone a chance to suggest books and other ideas for making this club a lively group to participate in.

Since its inception in June 2007, the East Bay Book Club has inspired new and ongoing interest in reading. The club reads everything from historical fiction and literary works to thrillers and nonfiction. Thanks to its members, the club continues to be an engaging book interest group, discussion forum, and social club all rolled into one. The mission of the East Bay Book Club is simple: provide an opportunity to explore the excitement of literature, one of humankind's oldest forms of leisure, and to meet like-minded people along the way.

Reading Schedule

All book discussion meetings for a single club year (September through June) are announced before the start of the year. Please refer to the complete list of current and upcoming meetups to know the books and dates for each meeting. You are encouraged to plan in advance your readings of books that interest you, instead of waiting for email announcements of each meeting.

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