Exploring the Wilderness Inside Your Home

In biologist Rob Dunn’s new book Never Home Alone, he introduces readers to the visible and microscopic organisms composing an indoor ecosystem, discussing what we know (and don’t know) about the creatures that share our homes. If you enjoyed I Contain Multitudes, this book should be next on your reading list. Just like Ed YongContinue reading “Exploring the Wilderness Inside Your Home”

Sarah McAnulty on SciComm, Squids, and her Cephalopod Coloring Book

I’m excited to announce that the last book giveaway of 2018 is Sarah McAnulty’s The Ink-Credible Cephalopod Coloring Book. In order to get entered to win a brand new copy of the coloring book, courtesy of the creator herself, you’ll need to sign up for the Read More Science Book Club, my monthly newsletter forContinue reading “Sarah McAnulty on SciComm, Squids, and her Cephalopod Coloring Book”

Journalist Rachel Nuwer Takes Readers Into the World of Illegal Wildlife Trafficking

I am thrilled to share today’s guest review of Poached (Sept 2018) by Rachel Love Nuwer. Our reviewer Kimberly Riskas brings us a fascinating look into the world of wildlife trafficking through Nuwer’s book. I think you will enjoy reading her thoughts as much as I did. About the Reviewer: Kimberly Riskas is a freelance scienceContinue reading “Journalist Rachel Nuwer Takes Readers Into the World of Illegal Wildlife Trafficking”

Neuroscientist’s Award-Winning Book Explores the Science of the Teenage Brain

Source: The Guardian, photo by Graeme Robertson Inventing Ourselves: The Secret Life of the Teenage Brain by award-winning neuroscientist Sarah-Jayne Blakemore received this year’s Royal Society Investment Science Book Prize. Through her own research, Blakemore reveals the secrets of the adolescent brain in her important book. Adolescence is biologically defined as the period after whichContinue reading “Neuroscientist’s Award-Winning Book Explores the Science of the Teenage Brain”

Angela Saini Explores the Final Frontier for Feminism

If there is one book you need to read this year, it is Inferior: How Science Got Women Wrong and the New Research That’s Rewriting the Story. Author Angela Saini sets out to “knock down the greatest barrier that stands between women and full equality — the one in our minds.” She succeeds. Angela Saini is an award-winning science journalistContinue reading “Angela Saini Explores the Final Frontier for Feminism”

Chasing Whales Both Living and Extinct in Nick Pyenson’s Epic Travelogue

Spying on Whales is an exciting exploration through the evolutionary history of whales. Author Nick Pyenson takes his readers along to spy on scientists digging up fossils in the field and tagging whales from the deck of a ship. Pyenson, curator of fossil marine mammals for the Smithsonian, studies whales both living and extinct asContinue reading “Chasing Whales Both Living and Extinct in Nick Pyenson’s Epic Travelogue”

Journey through the Alimentary Canal with Mary Roach

Today’s guest review is by science writer Jordan Gaal. I am pleased to share Jordan’s review here on Read More Science — he provides an insightful glimpse into author Mary Roach’s Gulp, introducing us to Roach’s delightful and interesting story about the science of the digestive system. Jordan Gaal is a strategic communications and public relations professional servingContinue reading “Journey through the Alimentary Canal with Mary Roach”

Helen Scales is your guide to the ocean (and everything) in her latest book

There’s something so enchanting about visiting an aquarium when you’re a child. The glass tanks rise above you, immersing you in a deep blue world of fish. From the atmospheric music to the shadows of large marine mammals sailing by beyond the glass, it’s an experience you’re not likely to forget. I grew up inContinue reading “Helen Scales is your guide to the ocean (and everything) in her latest book”

Author and Scientist Nick Pyenson shares the books that influenced him

Today Nick Pyenson, author of the recently released Spying on Whales, discusses the books that made an impact on him. For a chance to win a copy of his book, sign up for the Read More Science Book Club, a monthly newsletter for readers of popular science and nonfiction. Photo by Carolyn Van Houten Nick PyensonContinue reading “Author and Scientist Nick Pyenson shares the books that influenced him”

Marine Biologist MELISSA CRISTINA MÁRQUEZ Shares Her Favorite Ocean-Inspired Books

Today I am extremely excited to introduce you to Melissa Cristina Márquez, a marine biologist and shark expert who engages in thoughtful science communication on Twitter; she will be debuting on Shark Week this month and is excited to share with you the books that have impacted her. Melissa Cristina Márquez is a Latina marine biologistContinue reading “Marine Biologist MELISSA CRISTINA MÁRQUEZ Shares Her Favorite Ocean-Inspired Books”