Sun, Oct 15|
Online via Zoom
MAPPING THE DARKNESS
Book Talk with Award-Winning Journalist Kenneth Miller
Time & Location
Oct 15, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM PDT
Online via Zoom
About the Event
The definitive story of the scientists who set out to answer two questions: “Why do we sleep?” and "How can we sleep better?” A century ago, sleep was considered a state of nothingness—even a primitive habit that we could learn to overcome. Then, an immigrant scientist and his assistant spent a month in the depths of a Kentucky cave, making nationwide headlines and thrusting sleep science to the forefront of our consciousness. Award-winning journalist Kenneth Miller weaves together science and history to tell the story of four outsider scientists who took sleep science from fringe discipline to mainstream obsession through spectacular experiments, technological innovation, and single-minded commitment. Readers will walk away with a comprehensive understanding of sleep and why it affects so much of our lives.
You may order Mapping the Darkness: The Visionary Scientists Who Unlocked the Mysteries of Sleep by Kenneth Miller from:
- Rakestraw Books in Danville: https://www.rakestrawbooks.com/book/9780306924958
- Orinda Books in Orinda: https://www.orindabooks.com/book/9780306924958
- Mrs. Dalloway's Bookstore in Berkeley: https://www.mrsdalloways.com/book/9780306924958
- Your preferred local bookstore or online retailer
Admission is free. Upon registration, you will first receive a confirmation email. An hour before the program begins, we will email the Zoom link you need to join the event. If you don't see these emails, please check your spam/junk folder to retrieve them. We suggest you add firstname.lastname@example.org to your contacts list as well.
Sponsored by CCJCC, Cong. B'nai Shalom and Jewish Book Council in partnership with Diablo Valley Hadassah.