Quick Science Reads

Against the Machine: Being Human in the Age of the Electronic Mob
Artist/Author/Cast:
Siegel, Lee
Call Number:
303.4833 S5715a 2008
Description:

How is the internet changing our world? Does it affect how we view ourselves? This title explores the psychological, social, and emotional costs of our high-tech society.

Ah-Choo!: The Uncommon Life of Your Common Cold
Artist/Author/Cast:
Ackerman, Jennifer
Call Number:
616.205 A1824a 2010
Description:

In search of the truth behind the common cold, which Americans suffer up to a billion a year, Ackerman willingly infects herself for research.

Charles Darwin`s on the Origin of Species: A Graphic Adaptation
Artist/Author/Cast:
Keller, Michael; Fuller, Nicolle Rager (Illustrator)
Call Number:
GN 576.82 K2933c 2009
Description:

After five years aboard the Beagle, Darwin returns to share his discoveries and observations. Told through excerpts of Darwin’s original text this is a great introduction to the subject.

Chasing Science at Sea: Racing Hurricanes, Stalking Sharks, and Living Undersea with Ocean Experts
Artist/Author/Cast:
Prager, Ellen J.
Call Number:
551.46 P8984c 2008
Description:

Ever wonder what life is like for ocean scientists? Those Aquanauts that choose to live underwater, or aboard ship? Marine scientist Prager delves into the deep to share these experiences.

From Here to Infinity: A Vision for the Future of Science
Artist/Author/Cast:
Rees, Martin
Call Number:
500 R328f 2012
Description:

Rees urges the public to embrace science and to work with scientists to overcome planetary problems such as climate change, overpopulation, and nuclear war.

Gregor Mendel: Planting the Seeds of Genetics
Artist/Author/Cast:
Mawer, Simon
Call Number:
576.5092 M4622g 2006
Description:

The science of genetics began in a pea garden. Learn how Gregor Mendel fathered the science of genetics and how his work laid the foundation for modern advances.

How to Teach Physics to Your Dog
Artist/Author/Cast:
Orzel, Chad
Call Number:
530.12 O792h 2009
Description:

Who better to teach the magic of quantum physics than a talking dog? Sit down with Chad Orzel and his dog Emmy as he explains the laws of physics.

How to Think Like a Neandertal
Artist/Author/Cast:
Wynn, Thomas; Coolidge, Frederick L.
Call Number:
569.986 W9887h 2012
Description:

Using archaeological evidence, this book explores what it was like to be a Neandertal, theorizing about their diet, family life, symbolism and language.

My Stroke of Insight: A Brain Scientist`s Personal Journey
Artist/Author/Cast:
Taylor, Jill Bolte
Call Number:
362.19681 T24314m 2008
Description:

Brain scientist Taylor suffered a massive stroke affecting the left hemisphere of her brain. After eight years of recovery, she calls the stroke a blessing and a revelation.

Radioactive: Marie and Pierre Curie - A Tale of Love and Fallout
Artist/Author/Cast:
Redniss, Lauren
Call Number:
540.922 R3186r 2011
Description:

Part science, part love story, discover the history of science’s power couple, Marie and Peter Curie. Redniss reveals the tale through a collage style reminiscent of a graphic novel.

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