Acorns, Animals, and Atoms

The Matchmakers are pairing up with the Science and Nature Study Group on August 23 for a night of books and films chat. Here’s a sneak preview of the books and films we’ll be discussing!


Rain: A Natural and Cultural History by Cynthia Barnett

The Reason for Flowers: Their History, Culture and Biology and How They Change Our Lives by Stephen Buchmann

Darwin: a Graphic Biography by Eugene Byrne

Lesser Beasts: a Snout-to-Tail History of the Humble Pig by Mark Essig

Lab Girl by Hope Jahren

H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald

The Soul of an Octopus: A Surprising Exploration into the Wonder of Consciousness by Sy Montgomery

Primates: the fearless science of Jane Goodall, Dian Fossey, and Biruté Galdikas by Jim Ottaviani

Dark Matter and the Dinosaurs: The Astounding Interconnectedness of the Universe by Lisa Randall

Thunder & Lightning: Weather Past, Present, Future by Lauren Redniss

How to Clone a Mammoth by Beth Shapiro

Rust: The Longest War by Jonathan Waldman

The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt’s New World by Andrea Wulf


Antarctica: a Year on Ice


Grizzly Man

Honey Badgers: Masters of Mayhem

Human Planet

Murder of Crows

Mystery Monkeys of Shangri-La

Owl Power

Pelican Dreams

Unlikely Animal Friends

Vanishing of the Bees

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