It’s a new school year, and that means new facts and figures to explore, subjects to try out, and equations to solve. It’s a thrilling time. While you’re checking off your (or your kid’s) assigned reading list, why not pick up some of these titles too?
Indulge your brain in infinity or astrophysics, laboratories filled with plants, a (silicon) valley filled with dreams, and an imaginary map of the atom. These tomes prove that reading about science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) doesn’t have to be rote or formulaic—and learning about STEM doesn’t have to stop once you leave school. Take a look at these titles online, or visit our display at The Strand Bookstore in New York City.
Unthinkable by Helen Thomson.
Lab Girl by Hope Jahren.
The World in a Grain by Vince Beiser.
Astrophysics for People in a Hurry by Neil deGrasse Tyson.
She Has Her Mother’s Laugh by Carl Zimmer.
The Big Ones by Lucy Jones.
The Tangled Tree by David Quammen.
Technology and Engineering
Valley of Genius by Adam Fisher.
What the Future looks Like Edited by: Jim Al-Khalil.
The Imagineers of War by Sharon Weinberger.
The Perfectionists by Simon Winchester.
A Big Bang in a Little Room By Zeeya Merali.