Monday, December 22, 2008

2009 Science Book Challenge

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* Read at least three nonfiction books in 2009 related somehow to the theme "Nature's Wonders". Your books should have something to do with science, scientists, how science operates, or science's relationship with its surrounding 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.

* After you've read a book, write a short note about it, giving your opinion of the book. What goes in the note? The things you would 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.

* 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.

* Tell other people about the Science-Book Challenge:

I heard about this challenge from Eva, and she has a great list of possible reads. My list for right now includes:
1. Misquoting Jesus, Bart D. Ehrman
2. The Omnivore's Dilemma, Michael Pollan
3. The Edge of the Sea, Rachel Carson


Anonymous said...

Good choices! I'm still waiting to pick mine. I might commit to The Omnivore's Dilemma with you...

Anonymous said...

i really wanted to do this :) but then what abt the books.. i like chemistry :)

jns said...

It's great to have you take up the challenge, Jessi--now we have to work on recruiting Veens! I've added your name to the official challengers' page. Please let me know if I need to correct something there.