April Science Book Club: What the Robin Knows

April 6, 2019 - 11:00am

The April Science Book Club selection is "What the Robin Knows" by Jon Young. Paperback editions of the books will be available soon at Boneshaker at 20% off list price. The book is also readily available from the Hennepin County Public Library, as well as on audiobook.

From the publisher: "A lifelong birder, tracker, and naturalist, Jon Young is guided by three basic premises: the robin, junco, and other songbirds know everything important about their environment, be it backyard or forest; by tuning in to their vocalizations and behavior, we can acquire much of this wisdom for our own pleasure and benefit; and the birds’ companion calls and warning alarms are just as important as their songs. Deep bird language is an ancient discipline, perfected by Native peoples the world over, and science is finally catching up. This groundbreaking book unites the indigenous knowledge, the latest research, and the author’s own experience of four decades in the field to lead us toward a deeper connection to the animals and, in the end, a deeper connection to ourselves."

The Boneshaker Science Book Club is free and open to the public. We meet the first Saturday of the month from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., unless we don't, so please check the calendar in case a fast one has been pulled. The books we read will be science-related, but hopefully accessible to those without an academic background in science. We seek to select titles that are in line with Boneshaker's mission of social justice.

Note from host: I'll bring coffee to share!

Here's a summary of the last couple of months' discussions: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1bsszoUZMlHIev8J2FS0UjsklGWxhPg7f4-yp...

Have suggestions for a future Science Book Club? Add them to our google doc: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1_vZSKZDe88y24Aah1coaQ-2YKt7sdj7e...