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 ChemistryViews.org 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.
(suggested by Kim Noëlle Dreier)
(suggested by Julia Bader)
(suggested by Tapas Kumar Dutta)
(suggested by Tapas Kumar Dutta: “The book is a wonderful journey tracing the growth of chemistry.”)
(suggested by Sam Kean)
(suggested by David Muñoz-Rojas: “The book tells the incredible life of Herschel and his sister.”)
(suggested by David Muñoz-Rojas: “A splendid account of Archimedes’ life and feats.”)
(suggested by Mohammed Kumar)
(suggested by Karl McCarthy: “The book transformed my understanding of organic chemistry, which for me became the business of molecules trading electrons.”)
(suggested by Maria Carolina Antunes)
(suggested by Chris Lewis)
(suggested by Marion Thiel)
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