5 Awesome Nonfiction Science Reads
I’m Jamie and I like science. I also like reading about science, which can certainly be boring and difficult if you choose the wrong sources. So today I bring you five different nonfiction books about various scientific topics that I recommend to interested readers.
If you like meteorology and statistics about storms, you should read:
Freaks of the Storm: From Flying Cows to Stealing Thunder: The World’s Strangest True Weather Stories by Randy Cerveny
Climatologist Randy Cerveny not only explains the “how” behind some of the weirdest weather events, but presents us with a rich history peppered with examples of weather gone bad or wild.
If you want something short and easy to understand written by a famous scientist then:
Astrophysics for People in a Hurry by Neil DeGrasse Tyson
One of the most famous modern scientists breaks down the basic concepts of astrophysics in a quick and interesting read containing his trademark humor.
If you are interested in the scientific possibility of ghosts and the afterlife, check out:
Spook: Science Tackles the Afterlife by Mary Roach
Imagine if Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Frankenstein tried to prove that ghosts exist. This book explains how history has tackled the topic and crazy experiments along the way.
If you’re into conservation and want to be inspired to save the planet then go for:
The Future Of Life by Edward O. Wilson
This is one of my all-time favorite books and helped inspire me to save the planet. It provides a good balance of depressing statistics about disappearing species and heartwarming success stories on how to save them.
If you like like dinosaurs and don’t mind getting deep into paleontology and evolution then how about:
The Tyrannosaur Chronicles: The Biology of the Tyrant Dinosaurs by David Hone
This is the ultimate book for T-Rex lovers who had had a few classes in reptile anatomy and evolution. Even the “boring” parts aren’t actually boring enough to stop you from learning more about these magnificent creatures.