Join the Science Book Challenge 2010

What is the Science Book Challenge you ask? Well, according to the Scienticity site:

The Science Book Challenge is easy as pi: read 3 (or 3.14!) science books during 2010, then tell us about the books you’ve read and help spread science literacy.

Sounds like an admirable pursuit and you have approximately 5 months left to complete the task. Here are some good PUP books to help you reach your goal:

The Little Book of String Theory

Steven S. Gubser

How to Find a Habitable Planet

James Kasting

What’s Eating You?: People and Parasites

Eugene H. Kaplan

Honeybee Democracy

Thomas D. Seeley
October 2010

The Princeton Field Guide to Dinosaurs

Gregory S. Paul

October 2010

Darwin in Galápagos: Footsteps to a New World

K. Thalia Grant & Gregory B. Estes

Delete: The Virtue of Forgetting in the Digital Age

Viktor Mayer-Schönberger

The Poison King: The Life and Legend of Mithradates, Rome’s Deadliest Enemy

Adrienne Mayor

On Fact and Fraud: Cautionary Tales from the Front Lines of Science

David Goodstein


  1. Oooh I might have to join the challenge just as an excuse to go pick up some of these titles. Some great books here!

  2. I’ve heard good things about The Little Book of String Theory it looks like a really interesting read for science nerds like myself.