Science for the Summer 2021

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Summer is the perfect time to have some fun with science-related books, podcasts, or videos. ChemistryViews has collected recommendations from editors.


You can add your own recommendations in the comments section below.





Books

Chemistry for Breakfast: The Amazing Science of Everyday Life

Chemistry for Breakfast: The Amazing Science of Everyday Life
by Mai Thi Nguyen-Kim

The book deals with the interesting chemistry behind everyday things.

(suggested by Vera Koester, ChemistryViews.org

The Elements: A Visual History of their Discovery

The Elements: A Visual History of their Discovery
by Philip Ball

The book is an illustrated history of the discovery of the elements and an exploration of how chemistry developed into a modern science.

(suggested by Rachel Schmidt-Radde, Angewandte Chemie

The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs: A New History of a Lost World

The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs: A New History of a Lost World
by Steve Brusatte

The book traces the evolution of dinosaurs, from the start to their mass extinction.

(suggested by Matteo Cavalleri, Publisher) 

21 Lessons for the 21st Century

21 Lessons for the 21st Century
by Yuval Noah Harari

The book illuminates the pressing issues of the present and the technological, political, social, and existential problems we face, such as freedom, equality, community, civilization, justice, ignorance, and the "post-truth" world and comes up with surprising insights.

(suggested by Vera Koester, ChemistryViews.org

The Joy of Sweat: The Strange Science of Perspiration

The Joy of Sweat: The Strange Science of Perspiration
by Sarah Everts

The book explains the science behind sweat, which is often a taboo topic but has important physiological functions.

(suggested by Eva E. Wille) 

The End of Everything: (Astrophysically Speaking)

The End of Everything (Astrophysically Speaking)
by Katie Mack

The book looks at different ways the universe could end and what they can teach us about cosmology.

(suggested by Matteo Cavalleri, Publisher) 

Be My Guest: Reflections on Food, Community, and the Meaning of Generosity

Be My Guest: Reflections on Food, Community, and the Meaning of Generosity
by Priya Basil

Embedded in narratives of food in Kenya, the UK, and Germany, Priya Basil thinks very honestly, humorously, and thought-provokingly about the limits and meaning of hospitality, about prejudices, habits, religion, politics, culture, and, of course, cooking.

(suggested by Vera Koester, ChemistryViews.org

How to Argue With a Racist: What Our Genes Do (and Don't) Say About Human Difference

How to Argue With a Racist: What Our Genes Do (and Don't) Say About Human Difference
by Adam Rutherford

The book debunks racist pseudoscience by illuminating what modern genetics actually can and cannot tell us about human differences.

(suggested by Matteo Cavalleri, Publisher) 

Work: A History of How We Spend Our Time

Work: A History of How We Spend Our Time
by James Suzman

The book deals with the history of work, from the earliest humans to our modern relationship with it, and challenges common assumptions.

(suggested by Jürgen Kreuzig, LVT LEBENSMITTEL Industrie

A Brief History of Earth: Four Billion Years in Eight Chapters

A Brief History of Earth: Four Billion Years in Eight Chapters
by Andrew H. Knoll

The book tells the amazing geological story of our home planet.

(suggested by Matteo Cavalleri, Publisher) 





Books for the Younger Scientists

TheDadLab: 50 Awesome Science Projects for Parents and Kids

TheDadLab: 50 Awesome Science Projects for Parents and Kids
by Sergei Urban

The book is a collection of DIY activities to do with kids to teach them STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) basics.

(suggested by Rosalba A. Rincón, Chemistry – A European Journal and Batteries & Supercaps)




Podcasts
 

Elements

Elements
by BBC

This podcast takes a close look at the chemical elements.

(suggested by Nicole Harrington-Frost, Angewandte Chemie

 

You're Dead To Me

You're Dead To Me
by BBC

This is a history podcast for people who do not like history... and those who do.

(suggested by Matteo Cavalleri, Publisher) 

 

CrowdScience

CrowdScience
by BBC

This podcast takes on questions about life, Earth, and the universe.

(suggested by Nicole Harrington-Frost, Angewandte Chemie

 




Videos
 

 

TheDadLab
by Sergei Urban

This YouTube channel shows DIY activities to do with kids to teach STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) basics.

(suggested by Rosalba A. Rincón, Chemistry – A European Journal and Batteries & Supercaps)

 

 

Mark Rober's YouTube Channel
by Mark Rober

On this YouTube channel, former NASA engineer Mark Rober publishes amazing and entertaining videos about science and engineering.

(suggested by Catharina Goedecke, ChemistryViews.org

 


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K Liu wrote:

Am Mikro|skop


New Austrian podcast dedicated to the topic of "Pharmaceutical Research and Production" in the light of current national, European and international developments - it is in German though

https://www.chemiereport.at/am-mikroskop

Tue Jul 06 18:37:58 UTC 2021

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