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Why Read About Science?
Because it matters now as much as it ever has. Besides, it can be fun! This guide points to books and sites that can enrich your knowledge without tears.
The Meaning of Human Existence by
Call Number: BD450 .W5225 2014
Publication Date: 2014-10-06
The Human Age by
Call Number: Browsing GF13 .A35 2014
Publication Date: 2014-09-10
Thinking in Numbers by
Call Number: Browsing QA93 .T36 2013
Publication Date: 2013-07-30
Lab Girl by
Call Number: Browsing QH31.J344 A3 2016
Publication Date: 2016-04-05
The Invention of Nature by
Call Number: Q143.H9 W85 2015
Publication Date: 2015-09-15
The Accidental Universe by
Call Number: QB981 .L55 2013
Publication Date: 2014-01-14
Dodging Extinction by
Call Number: QE721.2.E97 B37 2014
Publication Date: 2014-10-01
On Immunity by
Call Number: QR181 .B538 2014
Publication Date: 2014-09-30
Stuff Matters: the strange stories of the marvellous materials that shape our man-made world by
Call Number: TA403.2 .M56 2014
The Sixth Extinction by
Call Number: QE721.2.E97 K65 2014
Publication Date: 2014-02-11
Happy Birthday, Charles Darwin!
February 12th is the birthday of Charles Darwin. We thought it was a good day to recommend some reading about science, so we asked faculty and we scanned our shelves to come up with fun and interesting books, websites, and videos about science.
Portrait by George Richmond, ca. late 1830s via Wikimedia.
Keep Up, Have Fun
We polled science faculty. Here are some of the sites they recommend.
If you want to give your eyes a break from the screen, you can check out the magazine New Scientist. The current issue of this sharp and entertaining British magazine is in our Non-Required Reading section near the front door.
Science and Society
Science is conducted within a social, political, and economic context that influences what questions are asked and how experiments are conducted. These books examine some of the ethical issues that arise.
Medical Apartheid by
Call Number: R853.H8 W37 2006
Publication Date: 2007-01-09
The Mismeasure of Man by
Call Number: BF431 .G68 1996
Publication Date: 1996-06-17
Skull Wars by
Call Number: E77.9 .T54 2000
Publication Date: 2000-03-14
Documenting the Donald Trump War on Science
John Dupuis, a Canadian science librarian, tracked the fate of science funding, regulation, and public policy under the previous conservative prime minister, Stephen Harper. He has begun to do the same for the Trump administration.
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