Book discussion: The Whale and the Supercomputer
Past Event ....... October 6th, 2009 — 7:00 pm
The Library will host a free reading and discussion series on the book The Whale and the Supercomputer on three successive Tuesday evenings – Sept. 29, Oct. 6, and Oct. 13.Â Authored by Charles Wohlforth, the book explores the impact of global warming on Arctic weather patterns in an unique fashion: by taking a close look at two completely different cultures – the Inupiaq Eskimos who live and hunt on the coast of the Arctic Ocean in Alaska, and Western scientists attempting to comprehend climate change.Â Part adventure story, part science and part anthropology, this thoroughly engaging and accessible work provides rich insight into the impact of global warming.
The discussions will be led by Loring Danforth, professor of anthropology at Bates College, and will take place in the Library’s Jeanne Couture Room at 7 p.m. To register for the series and reserve a copy of the book, contact the LPL Circulation Desk at 513-3134 or by email at LPL@ci.lewiston.me.us
The Whale and the Supercomputer discussion series is a special Cornerstones of Science (COS) program.Â COS is an award-winning national science literacy initiative based at the Curtis Memorial Library in Brunswick, Maine.Â (LPL is one of many COS Partner libraries.)Â The COS mission is to connect children, teens, and adults to science and technology through superb books, programs, and opportunities for community involvement in current scientific issues.
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