Book Talk and Walk VII

Sunday, June 10, 2012 from 4:00-5:30 pm

Join us for a discussion of the book “The View from Lazy Point: A Natural Year in an Unnatural World”, by Carl Safina at West Meadow Beach in East Setauket. The book discussion will be followed by a beach and marsh nature stroll. You can read all, some or none of the book’s chapters to join in the informal discussion and stroll. Light refreshments will be served. Meet at the covered pavilion next to the playground (turn left when you enter the parking lot).

Call (631) 786-4640 for more details and to sign up!

Book Description

Beginning in his kayak in his home waters of eastern Long Island, Carl Safina’s The View from Lazy Point takes us through the four seasons to the four points of the compass, from the high Arctic south to Antarctica, across the warm belly of the tropics from the Caribbean to the west Pacific, then home again. We meet Eskimos whose way of life is melting away, explore a secret global seed vault hidden above the Arctic Circle, investigate dilemmas facing foraging bears and breeding penguins, and sail to formerly devastated reefs that are resurrecting as fish graze the corals algae-free.