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Lisa Margonelli and Mary Roach

  • Kepler's Books 1010 El Camino Real Menlo Park, CA, 94025 United States (map)
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Natural history might just be the biggest indicator of our unnatural future.

Award-winning author, Lisa Margonelli reveals the ingenious brilliance behind termites. From Namibian termite mounds to the Valley’s cutting-edge labs and military think tanks, the leading biologists, tech entrepreneurs, and military scientists in America are devoting a countless amount of research and funding into understanding more about these unique insects.


In her new book, Underbug: An Obsessive Tale of Termites and Technology, the national bestselling author burrows into complex questions that will make you see why.

For example:
Can we harness the termites’ properties to change the world? 
Is a termite a unit or a superorganism? 
Is it possible to think without having a mind?

Discover the hidden secrets of one of the world’s most underrate insects. Join Margonelli and bestselling author Mary Roach for a mind-expanding evening.