Who writes science books?
The last of the SciBookChat videos went up today! Well, I might make more in the future, but this was the end of the six I had prepared. Next year will start with a completely different video, and then there is another science/book-related one in the works, but not a chat.
Anyway, for this last video of the season, I pulled twenty books off my shelves to talk a bit about the authors. The previous videos I made all emphasized that there are lots of different kinds of books related to science: books about science, books about scientists, fiction, graphic novels, etc. This video is about all the different kinds of people that write science books: scientists, science writers, writers with no science background, groups of people, bloggers.
If you like seeing what people have on their bookshelves, you will enjoy this.
Also, I drink from an erlenmeyer flask, and I say dumb things in the outro at the end (like “I don’t always know when something is a dinosaur”), so stay tuned for that.
Books shown in this video:
- Charles Darwin’s autobiography
- The Double Helix – James Watson
- The Two Cultures – CP Snow
- Silent Spring – Rachel Carson
- A Short History of Nearly Everything – Bill Bryson
- Microcosm – Carl Zimmer
- Remarkable Creatures – Tracy Chevalier
- The Honest Look – Jennifer Rohn
- The Science of Discworld – Terry Pratchett, Ian Stewart, Jack Cohen
- The Scientific Secrets of Doctor Who – Simon Guerrier and Dr Marek Kukula
- Geek Nation – Angela Saini
- How the Hippies Saved Physics – David Kaiser
- The Jazz of Physics – Stephon Alexander
- Guitar Zero – Gary Marcus
- This is Your Brain on Music – Daniel Levitin
- The Great Animal Orchestra – Bernie Krause
- Six Degrees – Duncan Watts
- Science Tales – Daryl Cunningham
- An Inconvenient Truth – Al Gore
- The Best Science Writing Online 2012