Archives for October 2016

November’s Book Choice – The Social Conquest of Earth

The Social Conquest of Earth by Edward O. Wilson is a highly acclaimed (and also roundly criticized) book on the evolution of human cooperative behavior. Wilson commences by examining basic questions of humanity: Where did we come from? What are we? Where are we going? He describes how people have tried to answer these questions […]

Book Club Choice for October – Against the Tide

We will discuss Against the Tide: The Battle for the American Coast by Cornelia Dean on Monday, Oct. 10 at 7 p.m. at 204 Long Pond Road. It is a highly readable account of the natural forces that shape sandy beaches and how humans attempt to harness or thwart them, often with unintended consequences. You will find […]