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January 31, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Registration is closed as this program is full.  Contact office@RIWPS.org if you would like to be placed on a waiting list.

BiophiliaBiophilia  by Edward O. Wilson

Edward O. Wilson, scientist, evolutionary biologist, and entomologist, has taught at Harvard University for half a century. Wilson’s decades of research and writing span a range of disciplines, including human knowledge, the social organization of animals (particularly ants), and biodiversity.

Biophilia, published in 1984, explores the human bond with other species, a subject on which Wilson elaborates in many of his subsequent books. In articulating the challenges of developing a conservation ethic, he writes, “The one process now going on that will take millions of years to correct is the loss of genetic and species diversity by the destruction of natural habitats. This is the folly our descendants are least likely to forgive us.”

Come and enjoy discussing this classic book that addresses a critical global issue of our time. Our hosts will provide a welcoming winter setting, a crackling fire in the background, and a table set with warm beverages and sweet treats.

Biophilia is available for purchase online, and three copies are available through the Ocean State Libraries system. Interested readers may also enjoy Naturalist, in which Wilson describes his growth as a scientist from childhood through his years of research and teaching.

Fee: $5.00
Participants – minimum: 6; maximum: 12

Specific directions to the private home in Saunderstown will be sent to registrants a few days before the discussion.
Please note: In case of weather cancellation the program will be rescheduled for Sunday, February 7 from 4:00 – 6:00 pm.

Advanced Registration Required


January 31, 2016
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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