The WGNSS Nature Book Group normally meets on the second Tuesday of each month. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic we will be meeting on Zoom until further notice. Email John Christensen at email@example.com several days before the meeting to receive your Zoom invitation.
Nature Book Group - April 11. Buzz, The Nature and Necessity of Bees, by Thor Hanson.
Nature Book Group - May 9. Under the Sea-Wind, by Rachel Carson.
All events are free & open to the public, unless noted.
2021 WGNSS Nature Book Club Reading List: April 13: The Mosquito: A Human History of Our Deadliest Predator, by Timothy Winegard (Chapters 1 through 10) March 9: The Body: A Guide for Occupants, by Bill Bryson. February 9: The Body: A Guide for Occupants, by Bill Bryson. January 12: The Evolution Underground: Burrows, Bunkers, and the Marvelous Subterranean World Beneath Our Feet, by Anthony J. Martin
2020 WGNSS Nature Book Club Reading List: December 8: The Cloud Forest: A Chronicle of the South American Wilderness, by Peter Matthiessen November 10: The Sting of the Wild, by Justin O. Schmidt September 8: The Genius of Birds, by Jennifer Ackerman October 13: Strange Harvests: The Hidden Stories of Seven Natural Objects, by Edward Posnett June 9 ‒ White Man's game, Saving Animals, Rebuilding Eden, and Other Myths of Conservation in Africa, by Stephanie Hanes May 12 ‒ In a Sunburned Country, by Bill Bryson April 14 ‒ In a Sunburned Country, by Bill Bryson February 11 ‒ The Soul of an Octopus: A Surprising Exploration into the Wonder of Consciousness, by Sy Montgomery January 14 ‒ The Evolution of Beauty, chapters 6-12, by Richard O. Prum
2019 WGNSS Nature Book Club Reading List: December 10 ‒ The Evolution of Beauty, chapters 1-5, by Richard O. Prum November 12 ‒ Silent Spring, by Rachel Carson October, 8 ‒ Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are?, by Frans De Waal. September 10: Coal, Human History, by Barbara Freese May 14 ‒ WEIRD LIFE, The Search for Life That Is Very, Very Different from Our Own, by David Toomey April 9 ‒ Planet of the Bugs, Evolution and the Rise of Insects, by Scott Richard Shaw March 12 ‒ The Hidden Life of Trees, How They Feel, How They Communicate, by Peter Wohlleben February 12 ‒ Death and Life of the Great Lakes, by Dan Egan January 8 ‒ Darwin Comes to Town: How the Urban Jungle Drives Evolution, by Peter Wohlleben 2018 WGNSS Nature Book Club Reading List: December 11 ‒ A Most Improbable Journey: A Big History of Our Planet and Ourselves, by Walter Alvarez November 13 ‒ Seeds of Hope: Wisdom and Wonder from the World of Plants, by Jane Goodall October 9 ‒ The Elephant Whisperer: My Life with the Herd in the African Wild, by Lawrence Anthony September 11 ‒ Venomous: How Earth’s Deadliest Creatures Mastered Biochemistry, by Christie Wilcox August 14 ‒ Coyote America: A Natural and Supernatural History, by Dan Flores July 10 ‒ Voices in the Ocean: A Journey into the Wild and Haunting World of Dolphins, by Susan Casey June 12 ‒ The Reason for Flowers: Their History, Culture, Biology, and How They Change Our Lives, by Stephen Buchmann May 8 ‒ Nature Fix: Why Nature Makes Us Happier, Healthier, and More Creative, by Florence William April 10 ‒ Songbird Journeys: Four Seasons in the live of Migratory Birds, by Miyoko Chu March 13 ‒ The Invention of Nature: Alexander Von Humboldt's New World, by Andrea Wulf (Chapters 14-23) February 13 ‒ The Invention of Nature: Alexander Von Humboldt's New World, by Andrea Wulf (Chapters 1-13) January 9 ‒ The Tide: the Science and Stories Behind the Greatest Force on Earth. by Hugh Aldersey-Williams