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Friday, January 1, 2010

The 2010 Science Book Challenge


More information about the Science Book here.

  • Read at least three nonfiction books in 2010 related to the theme "Nature & Science". Your books should have something to do with science, scientists, how science operates, or the relationship of science with our culture. Your books might be popularizations of science, they might be histories, they might be biographies, they might be anthologies; they can be recent titles or older books. We take a very broad view of what makes for interesting and informative science reading, looking for perspectives on science as part of culture and history.
  • After you've read a book, write a short note about it giving your opinions of the book. Tell us what you'd tell a friend if you wanted to convince your friend to read it--or avoid it. Naturally, you can read some of the existing Book Notes for ideas. You might like to read our Book-note ratings for ideas about how to evaluate your books; we include ratings with every book note.
  • Don't worry if you find that you've read a book someone else has also read; we welcome multiple notes on one title.
  • Get your book note to us and we'll post it with the other notes in our Book Note section. Use the book-note form or the comment form to get in touch with us.  Some previous book notes can be found here.
  • Review scale: 
    • Scienticity
    • Readability
    • Hermeneutics
    • Charisma
    • Recommendation  

My thoughts:

I am interested in science, but have not read a whole lot of science books. I love TV shows like Numb3rs. So this would be a good challenge!

My List:
  1. Genetic Rounds: A Doctor's Encounters in the Field that Revolutionized Medicine by Robert Marion MD
  2. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
  3. Not by Chance Alone: My Life as a Social Psychologist by Elliot Aronson


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