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Who writes science books?

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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…

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Scientists in Fiction

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In today’s SciBookChat video I pick up Frankenstein again (first featured in this video) and compare him to a more modern scientist in a more recent book. What has changed? There’s also a plug for LabLit, and intro music by Sam, and of course I drink tea in the opener and mess up something after the end screen, as usual.

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Book Review: The Scientific Secrets of Doctor Who

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The Scientific Secrets of Doctor Who Simon Guerrier and Dr. Marek Kukula BBC Books, Paperback (2016)   I didn’t start watching Doctor Who until the rebooted series in 2005. I missed the original episodes because I wasn’t born until well into the era of the Fourth Doctor, and because I spent the rest of the initial series in a country…

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BookTubeAThon Reading List

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Last year I did my first BookTubeAThon (video below) which got me back into reading and slightly more confident about recording my face on video. This year, BookTubeAThon is July 18 to 24, which conveniently overlaps with my vacation for four of the seven days, so I’ve collected a pile of books I want to tackle that week. As usual,…

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Books and the image of science

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[SCRIPT] I’ve been catching up on classics, and recently read Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein (first published in 1818) and Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring, from 1962. These are two very different books. One is a horror story and the other is a non-fiction book about the effects of pesticides on the environment. Okay, that’s also a horror story. In fact, both of…

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