Science Book Reviews
I’m almost always reading something, and a lot of the time if’s science. I’ve compiled some of my favorites here. Some are great for teaching, some for learning, and some are just fun or inspirational. And if you’re looking for gift ideas for a science enthusiast in your life, you should find some great ideas here.
What If? Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions (by Randall Munroe)
Did you ever wonder how long you could safely swim in the spent fuel pool at a nuclear reactor? A cartoonist with a physics degree tackles wacky questions with great science and great humor.
Scientists Greater Than Einstein: The Biggest Lifesavers of the Twentieth Century (by Billy Woodward)
These ten scientists may be the greatest heroes you’ve never heard of. I can’t remember when I’ve read a more inspirational science book.
The Sound Book: The Science of the Sonic Wonders of the World (by Trevor Cox)
An acoustic engineer chronicles his travels, through cathedrals and sewers, bell towers and musical roads, to experience the world’s most interesting acoustic phenomena.