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‘Lazy Point’ offers lessons in concern for our world

Lazy points are midday occurrences, career plateaus and moments of boredom to the average person, but if you’re Carl Safina, Lazy Point isn’t a state of mind — it’s a place where he bases his newest book.

The View from Lazy Point: A Natural Year in an Unnatural World is based in Lazy Point, Long Island. In a year, Safina travels to the far points of the world to show what is happening between nature and people.

The book shows how nature and human dignity are increasingly reliant on one another, he said, and that human dignity cannot exist without cared-for nature and natural systems.

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2012 CLSC book choices showcase unique characters

The 2012 Chautauqua Literary and Scientific Circle books follow two themes: the weekly morning lecture platform and their own season-long “characters.”

“We try very hard to have a group of books that reflect different genres, and a variety of authors, and to offer books that Chautauquans can connect to the weekly theme,” said Sherra Babcock, director of the Department of Education. “In addition, this year’s ‘vertical theme,’ connecting all the books, is ‘characters,’ reflecting writing with strong character development.”

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