Westwood Free Public Library
Non-Fiction Book Club: Insect Crisis by Oliver Milman ONLINE
Westwood Public Library

Monday, Jul. 18, 7pm
“Never trust anyone who has not brought a book with them.” - Lemony Snicket.

All are welcome to join this new book club which aims to read timely books across subjects: history, science, medicine, nature, and more.  We anticipate lively discussion and will provide as much additional resources to assit with discussion in the month before discussion date.  Copies of the book will be available the month prior at the circulation desk, or be sure to check online through Libby or Hoopla.

From ants scurrying under leaf litter to bees able to fly higher than Mount Kilimanjaro, insects are everywhere. Three out of every four of our planet’s known animal species are insects. In The Insect Crisis, acclaimed journalist Oliver Milman dives into the torrent of recent evidence that suggests this kaleidoscopic group of creatures is suffering the greatest existential crisis in its remarkable 400-million-year history. What is causing the collapse of the insect world?  Why does this alarming decline pose such a threat to us? And what can be done to stem the loss of the miniature empires that hold aloft life as we know it?

"[A] gripping, sobering and important new book…Milman has an ear for a good quote and a knack for explaining scientific research."
― Thor Hanson, New York Times
 
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