AE21 Greater Asheville Science for All Bookclub

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Wednesday May 19

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6:30 PM  –  8:00 PM

Greater Asheville Science for All Book Group

Wednesday, May 19; 6:30 - 8 p.m.

Thursday, May 20; 6:30 - 8 p.m.

Facilitator: Rachel Muir

The Greater Asheville Science for All Bookclub is an informal networking group that meets regularly to discuss books and topics regarding current science as well as science that addresses the unique and diverse landscapes of the Southern Appalachians. The group meets online at present with assistance and support from Adult Education Programs at The North Carolina Arboretum.

The May topic is the Science of Invertebrates, and we will be examining two of the most distant branches on the tree of life: the mollusks and the cnidarians, or jellyfish. We will discuss our "dive” selection -- Immersion: The Science and Mystery of Freshwater Mollusks by Abbie Gascho Landis -- on May 19, joined by the author. The "deeper dive" selection this time around is Spineless: The Science of Jellyfish and the Art of Growing a Backbone by Juli Berwald, the focus of discussion for our meeting on May 20.

Questions? Please contact GASFAB Acting Coordinator Rachel Muir:


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*Instructions for joining via Zoom will be included in a reminder email sent to registrants by the day prior to each meeting. Please add to your contacts so our emails do not end up in your spam folder. A recording of the class will be made available to registered participants for a limited period following the session for review and to provide access to those with scheduling conflicts.


Consider our local bookstores if you plan to purchase these books. Purchases at Malaprops Bookstore and Café in Asheville will include a 10% discount if you mention you are a member.