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Date:
October 22, 2020
Time:
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Time Details:
A Novel Idea Book Group meets, for now, through Zoom videoconferencing. To get invited into this session, please call Arcata Library at 707-822-5954, Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00 to 5:00. If no one answers, please leave your name, telephone and email as a message so that a librarian can be sure to reach you for the October 22nd discussion. Free. Sponsored by Friends of Arcata Library.
Contact:
707-822-5954
Cost:
Free. Sponsored by Friends of Arcata Library.
ADA:
Yes
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6:00 PM, Arcata Library's Novel Idea Book Group, 'The Invention of Nature' (Zoom)

Thursday, October 22, 2020

'The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt's New World' by Andrea Wulf tracks the magnificent life of 18th-century, German naturalist Alexander von Humboldt in such an eye-opening way that The Ecologist instructs the reader to, ‘buckle up and prepare yourself for a hugely enjoyable voyage of discovery … rip-roaring yarn.’ Humboldt perceived nature as an interconnected global force and predicted human-induced climate change. Get your copy by placing a hold in the library catalog, or call 707-822-5954 with your library card in hand. You can pick up your hold, once notified that it's ready, during curbside delivery hours.

The Invention of Nature by Andrea Wulf, with plants and colorful creatures on the cover.
Andrea Wulf's ‘The Invention of Nature’ 
resurrects a heroic scientist
and forgotten father of
environmentalism.
  Humboldt's scientific observations about Nature as an interconnected global force were also
poetic narratives so powerful that they inspired Darwin, Goethe, Thomas Jefferson, and John Muir.