Dazzle them with science

Anyone looking for some different nonfiction to stir things up in a reading group should look n further than the Royal Society Prize for Science Books. The shortlist was announced yesterday and these titles were chosen for their relevance to topics of interest in the news, accessibility, and quality of writing.

I see this list as a great place to start to tempt some male readers to drop in for a discussion.The winner of the prize will be announced on October 21 and receive £10,000 pounds. Here’s the list:

A World Without Ice by Henry Pollack

Everyday Practice of Science: Where Intuition and Passion Meet Objectivity and Logic by Frederick Grinnell

God’s Philosophers: How the Medieval World Laid the Foundation of Modern Science by James Hannam

Life Ascending by Nick Lane

We Need to Talk About Kelvin by Marcus Chown (personal favorite for title alone!)

Why Does E=mc2? by Brian Cox and Jeff Forshaw

And just to make things interesting, William Hill handicaps the winners, conducting further experiments with numbers.



About the Author:

Kaite Mediatore Stover refuses to give up her day job as director of readers' services for The Kansas City Public Library to read tarot cards professionally or be the merch girl/roadie for her husband's numerous bands. Follow her on Twitter at @MarianLiberryan.

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