Next Meeting

Lights Out by Ted Koppel

Event: Book Club

February 25th, 2017 10:00 am - Saturday


Location: Humanist Community Center, 627 W Rio Salado Parkway, Mesa

Join us to discuss " Lights Out: A Cyberattack, A Nation Unprepared, Surviving the Aftermath" by Ted Koppel.

from Amazon...

"In this New York Times bestselling investigation, Ted Koppel reveals that a major cyberattack on America’s power grid is not only possible but likely, that it would be devastating, and that the United States is shockingly unprepared......With urgency and authority, one of our most renowned journalists examines a threat unique to our time and evaluates potential ways to prepare for a catastrophe that is all but inevitable."

***MAJOR TRAFFIC ALERT*** A marathon race goes right by the community center on this day! To access from Loop 202: use Dobson Road south to University Drive, then east to Extension or Cherry, then north to Rio Salado Parkway. I can't guarantee that you can turn east on Rio Salado, but this gets you very close. Coming from the south on Country Club, go west on either University or 6th Street, then north on Cherry. There's a map of the race route attached to the meetup so you can see how to get around it because you can't go through it. See Book Group Meetup

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The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

Event: Book Club

March 25th, 2017 10:00 am - Saturday


Location: Humanist Community Center, 627 W Rio Salado Parkway, Mesa

Join us to discuss "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks" by Rebecca Skloot.

from Amazon......
"Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor black tobacco farmer whose cells—taken without her knowledge in 1951—became one of the most important tools in medicine, vital for developing the polio vaccine, cloning, gene mapping, and more. Henrietta's cells have been bought and sold by the billions, yet she remains virtually unknown, and her family can't afford health insurance. This phenomenal New York Times bestseller tells a riveting story of the collision between ethics, race, and medicine; of scientific discovery and faith healing; and of a daughter consumed with questions about the mother she never knew."

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Assembling California by John McPhee

Event: Book Club

April 22nd, 2017 10:00 am - Saturday


Location: Humanist Community Center, 627 W Rio Salado Parkway, Mesa

Join us to discuss "Assembling California" by John McPhee.

from Amazon.....
"At various times in a span of fifteen years, John McPhee made geological field surveys in the company of Eldridge Moores, a tectonicist at the University of California at Davis. The result of these trips is Assembling California, a cross-section in human and geologic time, from Donner Pass in the Sierra Nevada through the golden foothills of the Mother Lode and across the Great Central Valley to the wine country of the Coast Ranges, the rock of San Francisco, and the San Andreas family of faults. The two disparate time scales occasionally intersect―in the gold disruptions of the nineteenth century no less than in the earthquakes of the twentieth―and always with relevance to a newly understood geologic history in which half a dozen large and separate pieces of country are seen to have drifted in from far and near to coalesce as California. McPhee and Moores also journeyed to remote mountains of Arizona and to Cyprus and northern Greece, where rock of the deep-ocean floor has been transported into continental settings, as it has in California. Global in scope and a delight to read, Assembling California is a sweeping narrative of maps in motion, of evolving and dissolving lands."

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