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Must-Read Nonfiction Discussion

Event Type: Adults
Date: 9/21/2020
Start Time: 7:00 PM
End Time: 8:00 PM
Description:
 [Online] Why We Swim by Bonnie Tsui.

An immersive, unforgettable, and eye-opening perspective on swimming—and on human behavior itself. We swim in freezing Arctic waters and piranha-infested rivers to test our limits. We swim for pleasure, for exercise, for healing. But humans, unlike other animals that are drawn to water, are not natural-born swimmers. We must be taught. Our evolutionary ancestors learned for survival; now, in the twenty-first century, swimming is one of the most popular activities in the world. New York Times contributor Bonnie Tsui, a swimmer herself, dives into the deep, from the San Francisco Bay to the South China Sea, investigating what about water—despite its dangers—seduces us and why we come back to it again and again.


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Print copies have been ordered for the library's collection and will be available soon.

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   Vernon Area Public Library
Location: Internet
Contact: Adult Desk
Contact Number: 224-543-1485
Presenter: Mary
Status: Closed
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