Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Science Book Challenge

I first heard of this challenge through the blogger Indextrious Reader last year, and had been checking the site regularly to see whether they were going to have a challenge again this year, and now they have!
Of course, Indextrious Reader has joined again, and this will be my first time participating in this challenge. I've always had a love of math and science (was actually in Honors Mathematics my first year at university), so look forward to pushing myself to read more in this area.

Here is how the challenge works.

The 2013 Science Book Challenge

  1. Read three (or more!) nonfiction books in 2013 related to the theme "Science & Culture". Your books should have something to do with science, scientists, how science operates, or the relationship of science with our 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, from the bookstore or your local library. We take a very broad view of what makes for interesting and informative science reading, looking for perspectives on science as part of culture and history.
  2. After you've read a book, write a short note about it giving your opinions of the book. Tell us what you'd tell a friend if you wanted to convince your friend to read it--or avoid it. 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; we include ratings with every book note.
  3. Don't worry if you find that you've read a book someone else has also read; we welcome multiple notes on one title.
  4. 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.
  5. Spread the scienticity and tell other people about the Science Book Challenge, either here,http://scienticity.net/wiki/Science_Book_Challenge, or at our Facebook group.

Probably my favourite areas of science are natural science and physics, but I'll be checking through my unread piles to see what fits, and scanning the new books at work to see what appeals in this area. 

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