Summer Reading Sweepstakes

Summer Reading Sweepstakes

Author: ChemViews

Summer is the perfect time to take a break from the lab and catch up on some leisure reading. But this does not mean that you need to stay away from science entirely. ChemViews Magazine has collected recommendations by editors for entertaining books related to chemistry, science, and the future.

This year, you can send us your own suggestions by email until August 31, 2017, and have the chance to win one of three power banks or one of three copies of “The Birds, the Bees and the Platypuses: Crazy, Sexy and Cool Stories from Science” by Michael Gross. You can recommend, e.g., non-fiction that presents science in an entertaining or interesting way, or fictional stories in which science plays a large role.

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Reader Recommendations

Our Mathematical Universe: My Quest for the Ultimate Nature of Reality

by Max Tegmark

(suggested by Kim Noëlle Dreier)

We Have No Idea: A Guide to the Unknown Universe

by Jorge Cham, Daniel Whiteson

(suggested by Julia Bader)

Why Is Milk White? & 200 Other Curious Chemistry Questions

by Alexa Coelho, Simon Quellen Field

(suggested by Tapas Kumar Dutta)

Lives and Times of Great Pioneers in Chemistry: From Lavoisier to Sanger

by C. N. R. Rao, Indumati Rao

(suggested by Tapas Kumar Dutta: “The book is a wonderful journey tracing the growth of chemistry.”)

The Georgian Star: How William and Caroline Herschel Revolutionized Our Understanding of the Cosmos

by Michael Lemonick

(suggested by David Muñoz-Rojas: “The book tells the incredible life of Herschel and his sister.”)

Eureka Man: The Life and Legacy of Archimedes

by Alan Hirshfeld

(suggested by David Muñoz-Rojas: “A splendid account of Archimedes’ life and feats.”)

What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions

by Randall Munroe

(suggested by Mohammed Kumar)

Chemistry of the Carbonyl Group

by Stuart Warren

(suggested by Karl McCarthy: “The book transformed my understanding of organic chemistry, which for me became the business of molecules trading electrons.”)

Silent Spring

by Rachel Carson

(suggested by Chris Lewis)

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

by Rebecca Skloot

(suggested by Marion Thiel)


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