The MOUNTAIN VIEW SCIENCE BOOK CLUB presents Dr. Beth Shapiro, author of How to Clone a Mammoth: The Science of de-Extinction. Using DNA collected from remains as a genetic blueprint, scientists aim to engineer extinct traits--traits that evolved by natural selection over thousands of years--into living organisms. But rather than viewing de-extinction as a way to restore one particular species, Shapiro argues that the overarching goal should be the revitalization and stabilization of contemporary ecosystems.
The CLASSICS I FORGOT TO READ BOOK CLUB will discuss Narcissus and Goldmund by Hermann Hesse.
The SAN FRANCISCO TRAVEL BOOK CLUB and LECTURE SERIES will discuss Travels in a Thin Country by Sara Wheeler.
The WORLD AFFAIRS COUNCIL BOOK CLUB will discuss The Architect’s Apprentice by Elif Shafak.
The CENTRAL SF CLASSIC LIT BOOK CLUB will discuss A House for Mr. Biswas by V.S. Naipaul.
The SECOND SATURDAY BOOK CLUB will discuss A Far Cry from Kensington by Muriel Spark.
The FOREIGN INTRIGUE BOOK CLUB will discuss These Dark Things by Jan Merete Weiss
The READ IT LIKE RORY BOOK CLUB will hold their first meeting to discuss Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert.
The WOMEN WE'D LIKE TO LUNCH WITH BOOK CLUB will discuss Florence Gordon by Brian Morton.