It's August so we are celebrating National Science Week 2022! There are so many fascinating books about science, invention, discovery and nature; it can be hard to choose. So library staff have gathered up some weird and wonderful science-y reads for you to enjoy.
Want to keep up to date with the latest discoveries? You can access over 100 science titles on Overdrive/Libby Magazines using your library membership.
Fascinating science reads
- To speak for the trees: my life's journey from ancient Celtic wisdom to a healing vision of the forest by Diana Beresford-Kroeger
- The art of more: how mathematics created civilisation by Michael Brooks
- Scientifica historica: how the world's great science books chart the history of knowledge by Brian Clegg
- Ten days in physics that shook the world: how physicists changed everyday life by Brian Clegg
- Latitude: the true story of the world's first scientific expedition by Nick Crane
- Breakthrough: spectacular stories of scientific discovery from the Higgs particle to black holes by Marcus Chown
- Gadgets, games and gizmos: 122 inventions that changed the world by Jean-Marie Donat
- The plant-hunter's atlas: a world tour of botanical adventures, chance discoveries and strange specimens by Ambra Edwards; cont. Kew Royal Botanic Gardens
- Shape: the hidden geometry of absolutely everything by Jordan Ellenberg
- Broad band: the untold story of the women who made the internet by Claire L. Evans
- The light ages: a medieval journey of discovery by Seb Falk
- How to solve a crime: an A-Z of forensic science by Professor Angela Gallop
- Eight improbable possibilities: the mystery of the moon, and other implausible scientific truths by John Gribbin
- The future of dinosaurs: the continuing search for a lost world by David Hone
- The code breaker: Jennifer Doudna, gene editing, and the future of the human race by Walter Isaacson
- Under a white sky: the nature of the future by Elizabeth Kolbert
- The man who tasted words: inside the strange and startling world of our senses by Guy Leschziner
- The insect crisis: the fall of the tiny empires that run the world by Oliver Milman
- A molecule away from madness: tales of the hijacked brain by Sara Manning Peskin
- Genius makers: the mavericks who brought AI to Google, Facebook, and the world by Cade Metz
- How the world really works: a scientist's guide to our past, present, and future by Vaclav Smil
- Entangled life: how fungi make our worlds, change our minds and shape our futures* by Merlin Sheldrake
- What's the use? the unreasonable effectiveness of mathematics by Ian Stewart
- Exactly: how precision engineers created the modern world by Simon Winchester
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