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Rasprava is a social group for people who like to read, and discuss topics of importance in person.

While the emphasis is on books, we welcome events of any type, and you are free to create your own events, as well as communicate with any of the members.

Rasprava is a selective group, of relatively small size. We'd rather a small group of high quality than a large group of mediocre or low quality.

If you think Rasprava might be for you, please sign up.

EVENTS
"Absalom, Absalom!"book cover
Great Literature of the World
books - American literature
Monday, April 21, 2014 - 6:30 PM TODAY
Oakland, CA
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"Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us"book cover
Personal Development Group
books - motivation
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 6:30 PM TOMORROW
Oakland, CA
Attending: 0   Places left: 6
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"The Lean Startup: How Today's Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses"book cover
Business Book Group
books - startup environments
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 6:30 PM
Oakland, CA
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"War Is a Force that Gives Us Meaning"book cover
Deep Questions & Discussion Group
books - sociology / politics
Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 6:30 PM
Oakland, CA
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"The Story of My Experiments with Truth" - Gandhibook cover
Deep Questions & Discussion Group
books - autobiography
Sunday, April 27, 2014 - 6:30 PM
Oakland, CA
Attending: 0   Places left: 6
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"Stuffed and Starved: The Hidden Battle for the World Food System"book cover
Health, Nutrition & Exercise
books - world food system
Monday, April 28, 2014 - 6:30 PM
Oakland, CA
Attending: 0   Places left: 6
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"In Our Image: America's Empire in the Philippines"book cover
History Book Group
books - The Philippines
Tuesday, April 29, 2014 - 6:30 PM
Oakland, CA
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"For Immediate Release: Shape Minds, Build Brands, and Deliver Results with Game-Changing Public Relations"book cover
Business Book Group
books - public relations
Wednesday, April 30, 2014 - 6:30 PM
Oakland, CA
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"Physics of the Impossible: A Scientific Exploration into the World of Phasers, Force Fields, Teleportation, and Time Travel"book cover
Science Book Group
books - theoretical physics
Thursday, May 1, 2014 - 6:30 PM
Oakland, CA
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"The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt"book cover
Biography
books - American history
Sunday, May 4, 2014 - 6:30 PM
Oakland, CA
Attending: 0   Places left: 6
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"The Universe Within: Discovering the Common History of Rocks, Planets, and People"book cover
Science Book Group
books - cosmology & evolution
Monday, May 5, 2014 - 6:30 PM
Oakland, CA
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"Enough Is Enough: Building a Sustainable Economy in a World of Finite Resources"book cover
Sustainable Practices
books - sustainability & the global economy
Tuesday, May 6, 2014 - 6:30 PM
Oakland, CA
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"The Slow Down Diet: Eating for Pleasure, Energy, and Weight Loss"book cover
Health, Nutrition & Exercise
books - nutrition / diet
Wednesday, May 7, 2014 - 6:30 PM
Oakland, CA
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"The Fabric of the Cosmos: Space, Time, and the Texture of Reality"book cover
Science Book Group
books - cosmology
Thursday, May 8, 2014 - 6:30 PM
Oakland, CA
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"When the Body Says No: Exploring the Stress-Disease Connection"book cover
Health, Nutrition & Exercise
books - stress / disease origination
Sunday, May 11, 2014 - 6:30 PM
Oakland, CA
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"The Last Lion: Winston Spencer Churchill: Defender of the Realm, 1940-1965"book cover
Biography
books - European & World history
Monday, May 12, 2014 - 6:30 PM
Oakland, CA
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"Life on the Brink: Environmentalists Confront Overpopulation"book cover
Sustainable Practices
books - human overpopulation
Tuesday, May 13, 2014 - 6:30 PM
Oakland, CA
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"12 Years a Slave"book cover
Biography
books - American history
Wednesday, May 14, 2014 - 6:30 PM
Oakland, CA
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"Year Zero: A History of 1945"book cover
History Book Group
books - World history
Thursday, May 15, 2014 - 6:30 PM
Oakland, CA
Attending: 0   Places left: 6
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"Flourishing: A Frank Conversation about Sustainability"book cover
Sustainable Practices
books - defining a sustainable society
Sunday, May 18, 2014 - 6:30 PM
Oakland, CA
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"The Invisible Gorilla: How Our Intuitions Deceive Us"book cover
Personal Development Group
books - psychology
Monday, May 19, 2014 - 6:30 PM
Oakland, CA
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"King Leopold's Ghost: A Story of Greed, Terror, and Heroism in Colonial Africa"book cover
History Book Group
books - European/African history
Tuesday, May 20, 2014 - 6:30 PM
Oakland, CA
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"Nail It then Scale It: The Entrepreneur's Guide to Creating and Managing Breakthrough Innovation"book cover
Business Book Group
books - managing innovation
Wednesday, May 21, 2014 - 6:30 PM
Oakland, CA
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"Grain Brain: The Surprising Truth about Wheat, Carbs, and Sugar--Your Brain's Silent Killers"book cover
Health, Nutrition & Exercise
books - nutrition & health
Thursday, May 22, 2014 - 6:30 PM
Oakland, CA
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"The Story of Earth: The First 4.5 Billion Years, from Stardust to Living Planet"book cover
Science Book Group
books - earth science
Sunday, May 25, 2014 - 6:30 PM
Oakland, CA
Attending: 0   Places left: 6
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"The Pause Principle: Step Back to Lead Forward"book cover
Business Book Group
books - leadership
Monday, May 26, 2014 - 6:30 PM
Oakland, CA
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"The Epic of Gilgamesh"book cover
Great Literature of the World
books - earliest literature
Tuesday, May 27, 2014 - 6:30 PM
Oakland, CA
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"The Ethics of What We Eat: Why Our Food Choices Matter"book cover
Health, Nutrition & Exercise
books - ethics of diet
Wednesday, May 28, 2014 - 6:30 PM
Oakland, CA
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"The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism"book cover
History Book Group
books - American history
Thursday, May 29, 2014 - 6:30 PM
Oakland, CA
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"The Bhagavad Gita"book cover
Great Literature of the World
books - Sanskrit literature
Sunday, June 1, 2014 - 6:30 PM
Oakland, CA
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"The Spark of Life: Electricity in the Human Body"book cover
Science Book Group
books - human biology
Monday, June 2, 2014 - 6:30 PM
Oakland, CA
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"The Startup Owner's Manual: The Step-By-Step Guide for Building a Great Company"book cover
Business Book Group
books - startup companies
Tuesday, June 3, 2014 - 6:30 PM
Oakland, CA
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"Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power"book cover
Biography
books - American history
Wednesday, June 4, 2014 - 6:30 PM
Oakland, CA
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"State of the World 2013: Is Sustainability Still Possible?"book cover
Sustainable Practices
books - fundamental questions about sustainability
Thursday, June 5, 2014 - 6:30 PM
Oakland, CA
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"The Epigenetics Revolution: How Modern Biology Is Rewriting Our Understanding of Genetics, Disease, and Inheritance"book cover
Science Book Group
books - human biology / genetics
Sunday, June 8, 2014 - 6:30 PM
Oakland, CA
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"Diamonds, Gold, and War: The British, the Boers, and the Making of South Africa"book cover
History Book Group
books - African history
Monday, June 9, 2014 - 6:30 PM
Oakland, CA
Attending: 0   Places left: 6
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"Bodyweight Strength Training Anatomy"book cover
Health, Nutrition & Exercise
books - exercise / anatomy
Tuesday, June 10, 2014 - 6:30 PM
Oakland, CA
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"The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire"book cover
History Book Group
books - Roman history
Wednesday, June 11, 2014 - 6:30 PM
Oakland, CA
Attending: 0   Places left: 6
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"The Upcycle: Beyond Sustainability​--Designing for Abundance"book cover
Sustainable Practices
books - designing for sustainability
Thursday, June 12, 2014 - 6:30 PM
Oakland, CA
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"The Story of the Human Body: Evolution, Health, and Disease"book cover
Science Book Group
books - biology
Sunday, June 15, 2014 - 6:30 PM
Oakland, CA
Attending: 0   Places left: 6
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"The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom"book cover
Personal Development Group
books - ancient wisdom, currently applied
Monday, June 16, 2014 - 6:30 PM
Oakland, CA
Attending: 0   Places left: 6
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"The Fate of Africa: A History of the Continent Since Independence"book cover
History Book Group
books - African history
Tuesday, June 17, 2014 - 6:30 PM
Oakland, CA
Attending: 0   Places left: 6
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"Empty Mansions: The Mysterious Life of Huguette Clark and the Spending of a Great American Fortune"book cover
Biography
books - American history
Wednesday, June 18, 2014 - 6:30 PM
Oakland, CA
Attending: 0   Places left: 6
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"Paradise Lot: Two Plant Geeks, One-Tenth of an Acre, and the Making of an Edible Garden Oasis in the City"book cover
Sustainable Practices
books - urban gardening
Thursday, June 19, 2014 - 6:30 PM
Oakland, CA
Attending: 0   Places left: 6
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"Carl Jung: Wounded Healer of the Soul: An Illustrated Biography"book cover
Biography
books - psychology
Sunday, June 22, 2014 - 6:30 PM
Oakland, CA
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"Food Rules: An Eater's Manual"book cover
Health, Nutrition & Exercise
books - nutrition & eating habits
Monday, June 23, 2014 - 6:30 PM
Oakland, CA
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"For Cod and Country: Simple, Delicious, Sustainable Cooking"book cover
Sustainable Practices
books - sustainable cooking
Tuesday, June 24, 2014 - 6:30 PM
Oakland, CA
Attending: 0   Places left: 6
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"A People's History of the United States: 1492 to Present"book cover
History Book Group
books - American history
Wednesday, June 25, 2014 - 6:30 PM
Oakland, CA
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"Seven Thousand Ways to Listen: Staying Close to What Is Sacred"book cover
Personal Development Group
books - awareness & the sacred
Thursday, June 26, 2014 - 6:30 PM
Oakland, CA
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"The Stranger" - Albert Camusbook cover
Great Literature of the World
books - French literature
Sunday, June 29, 2014 - 6:30 PM
Oakland, CA
Attending: 0   Places left: 6
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"The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles"book cover
Personal Development Group
books - creative unblocking
Monday, June 30, 2014 - 6:30 PM
Oakland, CA
Attending: 0   Places left: 6   Attending systemwide: 1
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"Mastering the VC Game: A Venture Capital Insider Reveals How to Get from Start-up to IPO on Your Terms"book cover
Business Book Group
books - startups and venture capital
Tuesday, July 1, 2014 - 6:30 PM
Oakland, CA
Attending: 0   Places left: 6
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"Blind Spots: Why We Fail to Do What's Right and What to Do about It"book cover
Deep Questions & Discussion Group
books - ethics / morality / psychology
Monday, July 7, 2014 - 6:30 PM
Oakland, CA
Attending: 0   Places left: 6
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"Lolita"book cover
Great Literature of the World
books - American literature
Tuesday, July 8, 2014 - 6:30 PM
Oakland, CA
Attending: 0   Places left: 6   Attending systemwide: 1
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"Rework" - New York Times Bestseller Business Bookbook cover
Business Book Group
books - business practices / business analysis
Monday, July 14, 2014 - 6:30 PM
Oakland, CA
Attending: 0   Places left: 6
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"The Presentation of Self in Everyday Life"book cover
Personal Development Group
books - social psychology
Tuesday, July 15, 2014 - 6:30 PM
Oakland, CA
Attending: 0   Places left: 6
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A book on sound perception by a local author: "Hear Where We Are: Sound, Ecology, and Sense of Place."

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I'd be glad to host an event if folks want to discuss how hearing animals establish presence through sound.

See -link- —Michael S Monday, 03/10/2014 - 18:24

NEW MEMBERS
Rajiv email - San Francisco
profession: Engineer
interests: current events, martial arts, public speaking, blogging, Economics, Psychology, Philosophy
Eva email - San Francisco
profession: retired, was professional dancer
interests: World History, European History, Ballet, Dance, Music, Art, Historical Mysteries, Animals, Wildlife, Other Countries.
Colette email - Marin
profession: Pilot
interests: Flying, biking, hiking, rowing, calling moose (but sometimes all you get is a grizzly bear or a pack of wolves).
Robin email - Palo Alto
profession: Retired
interests: Reading, author talks, lectures, travel, African cultures, indie/foreign films, live performances at small venues, connecting with others in person, ethnic cooking.
Christine email - Palo Alto
profession: secretary
interests: animal behavior, geniuses, nutrition, Christianity, personal improvement, human nature
Toni email - Oakland
profession: sexuality educator, public speaker
interests: gardening, spending time in nature, reading, discussing interesting ideas and concepts, saving the environment
Chelsea email - Oakland
profession: Physics Student
interests: Science, space, technology, advancement, literature, life, philosophy, existence, clouds, food, cooking, mathematics, ADHD, psychology
Tim email - San Mateo
profession: Paralegal
interests: Reading primarily fiction, especially classics, writing, swimming, cycling, cooking.
Robert email - San Francisco
profession: real estate broker
interests: read all types of subject matter, travel, golf, hiking, museums, film, like to do green ecology benifits, discussing plans to enjoy life more
Irene email - Oakland
profession: mental health professional
interests: reading both fiction and non-fiction books, improving my writing skills, mindfulness, watching documentaries, yoga
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