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6 Summer Reading Recommendations
The picture above was one I took when we recorded for the launch of the book club, back in July. I used the studios at Aspen Public Radio. Eric Newman is an excellent interviewer, and for the first half of the Los Angeles Review of Books LARB radio hour we covered science and its intersection with art, culture, philosophy, religion, politics, and more!
Your Summer Science Reading List 2018
School is finally out! No more teachers! No more books! From harvester ants to the ruts of ancient Rome, Annalee Newitz, freelance science journalist and author shares her picks written by scientists who really dig into their work. And Science Friday education director Ariel Zych sings the praises of a book about the stuff no one likes to talk about—human waste. So, act like a kid again and assign yourself a book or two from our summer science reading list.
Skip to content. Veteran NPR science correspondent and award-winning TV journalist Ira Flatow is the host of the Science Friday radio show, a weekly call-in program that engages listeners and scientists in lively conversations about science. Ira has discussed cutting-edge science stories on a range of programs, including the four-part PBS series, Big Ideas. Science Friday. July 02, Summer is the perfect time to catch up on your reading — maybe while you're lounging on the beach or waiting in those long TSA lines.
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They say a vacation is only as good as the book you bring with you. And these days it feels like there are as many ways to consume science writing as there are fields of science. Had a tough time picking my favorite book for this year. Douglas Stone as my top choice. I know, I recommended it last year, but it is a gift that keeps on giving.
Wilson Literary Science Writing Award. The Financial Times on an "eye-opening book for the most fervent rain-hater". Anyone who looks longingly at rain clouds, rejoices in a spring downpour, or frets about drought, will love Rain. Like the weather, there's no predicting the delightful and sometimes disturbing surprises waiting on every page of Rain. Whether she's writing about Mesopotamia or the Met Office, Cynthia Barnett illuminates the hidden connections that tie our fate to a precious resource we neglect at our peril. A book of unexpected connections and wonderful surprises.
Thrillers to memoirs. Great escapes to illumination. The best beach reads of Laurie Hertzel , senior books editor for the Minneapolis Star-Tribune. President of the National Book Critics Circle. Coordinator for Oprah's Book Club. Miriam Toews' " Women Talking " is a fictional reaction to a very real life horror story.