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Reading Science at Manly Library

Northern Beaches Council Library Service

Wednesday, 16 May 2018 from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm (AEST)

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 17th January 2018

The Inner Life of Animals     by Peter Wohlleben

As humans we tend to assume that we are the only living beings able to experience feelings intensely and consciously. But have you ever wondered what is occuring in an animal's mind? 'The Inner Life of Animals' is a fascinating look inside the minds of animals. 


Wednesday 21st February 2018

Life at the Speed of Light   by J. Craig Venter

In 2010, scientists led by J. Craig Venter became the first to successfully create 'synthetic life' -- putting humankind at the threshold of the most important and exciting phase of biological research, one that will enable us to write the genetic code for designing new species to help humans adapt and evolve for long term survival.


Wednesday 21st March 2018

Testosterone Rex   by Cordelia Fine

Unmaking the Myths of Our Gendered Minds. Brings together evolutionary science, psychology, neuroscience and social history to move beyond old ‘nature vs nurture’ debates, and to explain why it’s time to unmake the tyrannical myth of Testosterone Rex.


Wednesday 18th April 2018

A Life Underwater    by Charlie Veron

A Life Underwater is the extraordinary memoir of marine biologist Charlie Vernon, a maverick Australian who transformed our understanding of coral reefs.


Wednesday 16th May 2018

Fermat’s Last Theorem    by Simon Singh

The true story of how mathematics most challenging problem was made to yield it’s secrets – a thrilling tale of endurance, ingenuity and inspiration.


Wednesday 20th June 2018

I Contain Multitudes    by Ed Yong

“We are possessed by bacteria” writes the author, “Each of us contains 40 trillion microbes. Their power is enormous, and we are just beginning to realise it”.


Wednesday 18th July 2018

Reality Is Not What It Seems      by Carlo Rovelli

The journey to quantum gravity. Do Space and Time really exist? What is reality made of? In this mind expanding book, Rovelli shows how our understanding and perception of reality has changed over time, from Democritus to loop quantum gravity.


Wednesday 15th August 2018

Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow    by Yuval Noah Harari

“A clear eyed look at the future of the human race… where information is the only source of real value; it becomes our overarching truth, where all organisms are algorithms, programmable and predictable… fascinatingly terrifying”.


Wednesday 19th September 2018

Do No Harm by Henry Marsh

An astonishingly candid insight into the life and work of a modern neurosurgeon – it’s triumphs and disasters. 

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

Wednesday, 16 May 2018 from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm (AEST)

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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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