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Book Notes: Rock Doc’s book explores climate change

E. Kirsten Peters, who writes the Rock Doc column that runs in Monday’s Today section, has a new book out.

Peters, a geologist by trade who taught geology and science at Washington State University, has written “The Whole Story Of Climate” for Prometheus Books. In the book, she looks at climate change from a geological perspective, and what geological studies of the earth’s history show about changing climate cycles and the human effect on those cycles.

She’ll be holding two signings in Spokane on Saturday, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Spokane Valley Barnes & Noble, 15310 E. Indiana Ave., and from 2 to 3:15 p.m. at Auntie’s Bookstore, 402 W. Main Ave.

Peters now is the director of major grant development for WSU’s College of Agricultural, Human and Natural Resource Sciences.

Founding mothers

The Spokane College Women’s Distinguished Speaker Series will present a talk on Wednesday, “Seven Frontier Women and the Founding of Spokane,” with local authors and editors Tony and Suzanne Bamonte.

The presentation, from noon to 1:30 p.m., will look at Spokane’s history from the perspective of its founding mothers. The event will be at the Red Lion River Inn, 700 N. Division St.

The luncheon is $20 and reservations are required; call (509) 368-0695 or email All are welcome to attend.