Monday, August 1, 2016

Six top books about science

Bill Streever wrote the national bestseller Cold and the award-winning Heat. His new book is And Soon I Heard a Roaring Wind: A Natural History of Moving Air.

One of Streever's six favorite books about science, as shared at The Week magazine:
The Disappearing Spoon by Sam Kean

Often, important and interesting science is branded with one word, in capital letters: BORING. Take, for example, the periodic table, an apparently complicated map of the elements. Sam Kean's tour of those elements, and of the people who discovered and exploited them, turns boring into gripping.
Read about the other books on the list.

Learn about Streever's five best books about extreme cold.

Visit Bill Streever's website.

The Page 99 Test: Cold.

--Marshal Zeringue