February 2016 Book Selection

 

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February’s Natural History Book Club selection is Feathers: The Evolution of a Natural Miracle by Thor Hanson.  We will meet on Monday, February 22, from 3:30-5:00.  Contact Jean at jltnatural@saveland.org to RSVP and for location.

Feathers are an evolutionary marvel, dating back more than 100 million years.  This expansive natural history looks at feathers from many viewpoints–as insulation, as enabling flight, as protection, as adornment and beauty.  Thor Hanson’s book is based on the research of ornithologists, paleontologists, biologists, engineers, and art historians.  He combines personal storytelling with scientific information in a most entertaining manner.  Hanson resides in the San Juan Islands.  He spoke at the Port Townsend library recently about his latest book Seeds.