The RMA Book Club is very democratic. When it is time to choose another year's worth of books, the Book Club members can make as many suggestions as they like. Then all members vote up to a dozen books. Those books that received a predetermined number of votes are placed on the list. However, we still don't know the reasons that each of the books was suggested. That is why we created the Book Blog.
David Spencer chose the book for the month of October, Cave of Bones: A True Story of Discovery, Adventure, and Human Origins by Lee Berger and John Hawks. Berger and Hawks are paleoanthropologists. Before starting their adventure at the Rising Star Cave System described in the book, they had made some very significant scientific discoveries, but nothing quite as extraordinary as what they discovered in the cave of bones.
David Spencer tells us why he recommended the book.
MY PERFECT DAY:
1. WAKE UP
2. READ BOOKS
3. EAT BREAKFAST
4. READ BOOKS
5. EAT LUNCH
6. READ BOOKS
7. EAT DINNER
8. READ BOOKS
9. SLEEP HAR BLOOD--BONE Hoetyk Histety...zzz
I have a long-standing interest in paleontology, archeology, and anthropology, in all of which I have no professional expertise, not even coursework. A few years ago, my daughter gave me a ticket to National Geographic Live at the Jack Singer to see Lee Berger. I really enjoyed his presentation. He came out with a new book recently, Cave of Bones, and at the RMA Movie Night we watched a documentary with the same title. Karma? So, I recommended it, and enough people voted for it to put it on the list.
David Spencer, B.Sc, PhD