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May. 31, 2013

The SciFri Book Club Takes a Hike

Bill Bryson’s A Walk in the Woods is this month’s book club read.

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Feb. 22, 2013

The SciFri Book Club Visits “Gorillas in the Mist”

Dian Fossey’s classic account of her fieldwork is on the reading list this month.

Dian Fossey, fieldwork, gorillas, primates, chimpanzees, jane goodall, poaching, primatology

Jan. 25, 2013

The Book Club Catches 'The Andromeda Strain'

The Science Friday book club chats about Michael Crichton's 1969 classic sci-fi thriller.

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Dec. 21, 2012

The SciFri Book Club Tours 'The Planets'

The book club reviews Dava Sobel’s 2005 homage to the solar system.

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Nov. 30, 2012

SciFri Book Club Has 'The Right Stuff'

Join the SciFri Book Club regulars for a look back, er...up, at 'The Right Stuff.'

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Oct. 26, 2012

The SciFri Book Club Falls For Mr. Feynman

The Science Friday Book Club discusses the classic book “Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman!”

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Sep. 21, 2012

The SciFri Book Club Visits ‘Flatland’

Mathematician Ian Stewart joins the September book club meeting for a look at Edwin Abbott’s ‘Flatland.’

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Dec. 17, 2010

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