Cornerstones of Science reading & discussion series: The Whale and the Supercomputer
Past Event ....... August 27th, 2009 — 7pm
The Whale and the Supercomputer, by Charles Wohlforth, is a beautifully written study of global warming’s impact on Arctic weather patterns. The book takes 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 and demonstrates just how much they have in common. Part adventure story, part science writing accessible to the general reader, this thoroughly engaging work provides rich insight into the impact of global warming.
Please join us for a special Cornerstones of Science* reading and discussion series on the book led by Loring Danforth, Bates College professor of anthropology. The sessions will be held on three successive Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m. in the LPL Couture Room – Sept. 29, Oct. 6, and Oct. 13.
To register for the series and reserve a copy of the book, contact the LPL Circulation Desk at 513-3134 or via email at LPL@ci.lewiston.me.us
*Cornerstones of Science is an award-winning national science literacy initiative based at the Curtis Memorial Library in Brunswick, Maine. (LPL is one of several COS Partner libraries.) 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.
Posted: Thursday, August 27th, 2009 in Book Discussion
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