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Polymath Book Club (Virtual)

Polymath Book Club (Virtual)

Love science? Curious about how this world works? 
Join our new Polymath Book Club!

We'll meet once a month — virtually at first and possibly switching later to in-person meetings at various libraries around the county. Meetings will be held on the second Tuesdays of the month at 7pm.

For our first meeting on Sept. 13, I invite you to read the breezy Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson. We'll discuss future selections at the meeting. My idea is to read a book about a different branch of science every time, but I'm open to other suggestions. 

We plan occasional raffles for popular science books, guest speakers and more surprises. Registration is required to receive a Zoom link a day before the book club meeting! 

Hope to see you on Zoom very soon!  

Vlad Shutov,
Librarian @ Tysons-Pimmit

 

                                                                  TENTATIVE READING LIST

Physics of the future : how science will shape human destiny and our daily lives by the year 2100, by Michio Kaku

The signal and the noise: why most predictions fail-- but some don't, by Nate Silver

The Age of Wonder: The Romantic Generation and the Discovery of the Beauty and Terror of Science, by Richard Holmes

The big picture : on the origins of life, meaning, and the universe itself, by Sean Carroll 

Thinking, Fast and Slow, by Daniel Kahneman

Periodical Table, by Primo Levi 

Packing for Mars : the curious science of life in the void, by Mary Roach

The Metaphysical Club, by Louis Menand

Here’s Looking at Euclid: A Surprising Excursion through the Astonishing World of Math, by Alex Bellos

The polymath : a cultural history from Leonardo da Vinci to Susan Sontag, by Peter Burke

Growth: From Microorganisms to Megacities, by Vaclav Smil 

The Secret History of Food: Strange but True Stories About the Origins of Everything We Eat, by Matt Siegel  | 

The Swerve: How the World Became Modern, by Stephen Greenblatt

Date:
Tuesday, November 8, 2022 Show more dates
Time:
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Library Branch:
Tysons-Pimmit Regional Library
Categories:
Book Discussion Virtual Program
Audience:
  Adults  
FCPL Event Guidelines
Registrations open at 7:00pm Tuesday, October 11, 2022

Event Organizer

Vlad Shutov, TY Information

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