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Share Reading Science at Manly Library

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Fascinated by science? You are invited to join the Reading Science group to read and discuss recent scientific developments or other areas of popular science. Meeting on the third Wednesday of the month, this group is run by Manly Library members and everyone will have the opportunity to share ideas.

Wednesday 21 November 2018

The Graphene Revolution by Brian Clegg

The weird science of the ultra-thin. Graphene is far stronger than steel, a far better conductor than any metal. Electronic components made from graphene are a fraction of the size of silicon microchips. Get ready for the graphene revolution.

Wednesday 19 December 2018

No meeting.

Wednesday 16 January 2019

Liquid– The Delightful and Dangerous Substances That Flow Through Our Lives by Mark Miodownik

We read his first book “Stuff Matters” last year. Sometimes explosive, often delightful, occasionally poisonous, but always fascinating: the secret lives of liquids, from one of our best-known scientists.

Wednesday 20 February 2019

Inventing Ourselves by Sarah-Jane Blakemore

Why does an easy child become a challenging teenager? Why do teenagers struggle to get up in the morning? Why do they often take excessive risks? A book about the secret life of the teenage brain.

Wednesday 20 March 2019

The River of Consciousnessby Oliver Sacks

Essays that display Oliver Sacks’ passionate engagement with the most compelling ideas of human endeavor: evolution, creativity, memory, time, consciousness, and experience.

Wednesday 17 April 2019

Are Numbers Real: The Uncanny Relationships Between Maths and the Physical Worldby Brian Clegg

An in-depth but always fun exploration of the history of numbers and their applications in life and science. Brian Clegg shows how maths has become more and more detached from reality, despite driving the development of modern physics.

Wednesday 15 May 2019

Pale Rider: The Spanish Flu of 1918 and How It Changed the Worldby Laura Spinney

Spinney recounts the story of an overlooked pandemic, tracing it from Alaska to Brazil, from Persia to Spain, and from South Africa to Odessa. She shows how the pandemic was shaped by the interaction of a virus and the humans it encountered.

Wednesday 19 June 2019

The Self Illusion: How the Social Brain Creates Identity Worldby Bruce Hood

Hood reveals how the self emerges during childhood and how the architecture of the developing brain enables us to become social animals dependent on each other. He explains that self is the product of our relationships and interactions with others, and it exists only in our brains.

Wednesday 17 July 2019

Anaesthesia: The Gift of Oblivion and the Mystery of Consciousnessby Kate Cole-Adams

You know how it is when you go under. The jab, the countdown, then—………….—and then you wake. This book is about what happens in between.

Wednesday 21 August 2019

Best Australian Science Writing 2018 edited by John Pickrell

This popular yearly anthology gives a snapshot of the very best science writing Australia has to offer, including everything from the most esoteric philosophical questions about ourselves and the universe, through to practical questions about the environment in which we live.

Have questions about Reading Science at Manly Library? Contact Northern Beaches Council Library Service

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Manly Library
Market Place
Manly, NSW 2095


Northern Beaches Council Library Service

Northern Beaches Council Library Service is a network of six branches across the Northern Beaches of Sydney. There’s always something happening at the library. Regular programs provide activities for all ages, from children’s storytime to book groups, author talks and craft sessions. Our special events get bigger every year and you’re invited! Don’t miss our Artists’ Book Award, chess and writing competitions, Zine Fairs and more.


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