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Book Club!

Group dedicated to maintaining an active book club relevant to astrobiology. 

Our fourth book we will be reading is Earth in Human Hands, by David Grinspoon.

We will meet about every week and read a few chapters and have a discussion on those chapters. More information about meeting times will be provided soon!

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Latest Activity: Jun 13

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Earth in Human Hands

Started by Graham E. Lau. Last reply by Graham E. Lau Nov 4, 2017. 33 Replies

Earth in Human Hands, by David Grinspoon, is up next for the SAGANet Book Club. We'll have…Continue

Pale Blue Dot: Forum discussion!

Started by Julia DeMarines (Teaspoon). Last reply by Graham E. Lau Oct 20, 2015. 15 Replies

This is a space for discussing our upcoming book, Pale Blue Dot! Really looking forward to reading this with you all :)

Book Club Forum- Cosmos & Culture: Share your thoughts!

Started by Julia DeMarines (Teaspoon). Last reply by Gavriil Michas May 13, 2013. 5 Replies

Welcome to the Book Club Discussion Forum for Cosmos & Culture where we will share our thoughts, and compile a review for this book for the benefit of our community as well as for the authors of…Continue

Tags: culture, cosmos, sagan, book

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Comment by Graham E. Lau on October 2, 2017 at 5:44pm

I've never read any of Hazen's books (I actually didn't know he had written any!), but they sound interesting! I've read some articles he's written for online magazines and they've been pretty good.


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Comment by O. M. Alian on October 2, 2017 at 1:21pm

Hey all! 

I see Graham's email and this last week we had a visit from Dr. Robert Hazen and thought to myself that one of his books might be an essential read for this group if anyone's interested in the suggestion: The story of Earth : the first 4.5 billion years, from stardust to living planet

I'm not sure how suggestions or votes work in the group, so I'm putting out there to catalyze!


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Comment by Graham E. Lau on September 19, 2017 at 9:27am

Hi everyone! Life's been pretty hectic for me lately, but I'm thinking we should read another book again soon. I'm currently re-reading the Harry Potter series. Such incredible writing! 


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Comment by O. M. Alian on July 17, 2017 at 8:43am

Hello! 

Just thought I'd introduce myself since 1) I'm new to the group and 2) am looking forward to your next book! 

The name's Osama Alian and a PhD student at Michigan State University in Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, looking at biogeochemistry and the evolution of extremophiles. Since I seem to be interested in extreme stuff, also an avid skydiver and pilot and all things science-y but most of all the mysteries of the cosmos because...they're just awesomely poetic. 

Looking forward to reading with ya! 


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Comment by Graham E. Lau on July 16, 2017 at 10:13am

Hey all! Today will be our final meeting for chatting about Earth in Human Hands! Chapter 8 has nicely brought everything back around again. I know we've lost some of you along the way. Even if you haven't finished the book, still feel free to come chat about your thoughts. See you all at 13:00 Mountain Daylight Time (19:00 UTC) at the Fuze meeting link below:


http://fuze.me/35363434

Comment by Suraj kumar sahu on July 15, 2017 at 6:41pm

Hello People! Seems like I wont be able to join the meeting this weekend as I am moving to a different city. I will be busy packing and moving. I hope to see you all in the next weekend. Till then have a good time.


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Comment by Graham E. Lau on July 9, 2017 at 5:30pm

Thanks for your response, Suraj! I'll post a fuze link for the final meeting for this book next week!

Comment by Suraj kumar sahu on July 9, 2017 at 10:34am

Hello! I am okay about the postponing. I will be there next week. :)


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Comment by Graham E. Lau on July 9, 2017 at 8:09am

Hey all! Something has come up for me today and I won't be able to make the meeting at the usual time. If those of you who are reading still want to meet up with each other, let me know and I can set up a Fuze meeting for you. Otherwise, would you mind if we postpone chatting about the final chapter until next week? Thanks all!


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Comment by Graham E. Lau on July 9, 2017 at 8:08am

I love all of those recommendations, Suraj! I'll definitely put those on my list. 

 
 
 

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Earth in Human Hands

Started by Graham E. Lau. Last reply by Graham E. Lau Nov 4, 2017. 33 Replies

Earth in Human Hands, by David Grinspoon, is up next for the SAGANet Book Club. We'll have…Continue

Pale Blue Dot: Forum discussion!

Started by Julia DeMarines (Teaspoon). Last reply by Graham E. Lau Oct 20, 2015. 15 Replies

This is a space for discussing our upcoming book, Pale Blue Dot! Really looking forward to reading this with you all :)

Book Club Forum- Cosmos & Culture: Share your thoughts!

Started by Julia DeMarines (Teaspoon). Last reply by Gavriil Michas May 13, 2013. 5 Replies

Welcome to the Book Club Discussion Forum for Cosmos & Culture where we will share our thoughts, and compile a review for this book for the benefit of our community as well as for the authors of…Continue

Tags: culture, cosmos, sagan, book

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