Bookmarks are for quitters
Whether you're looking for a good book for your holidays or you need a gift for a fellow bookworm, we've got you covered. From classic to curious: discover entertaining and educational science books that you won't be able to put down.
Yuval Noah Harari’s two masterpieces on the history and future of our species, Sapiens and Homo Deus are absolute must-reads. Together, they have rapidly become the books that shape our present moment, these are both highly recommended.
Neil deGrasse Tyson is a total rockstar of science and we are massive fans! Space Chronicles is a collection of deGrasse’s writings, speeches, tweets and interviews and revolves around man’s journey into the universe. NdGT is a galactic treasure - with infectious enthusiasm, reason, and humour - He's the science teacher you wish you had!
In The Idiot Brain and The Happy Brain, neuroscientist Dean Burnett tours our mysterious and mischievous grey (and white) matter. Along the way he explains the human brain's imperfections in all their glory and how these influence everything we say, do and experience. Burnett is also a stand up comic so these are really, really funny books!
What if? is filled with hilarious answers to hypothetical questions you probably never thought to ask - What would happen if everyone on earth jumped at the same time? What would happen if you built the periodic table out of bricks of the actual elements? How many humans would a T Rex rampaging through a city need to eat a day? To answer these questions, Munroe uses real science, math and hilarious comics.
For a gift, these books from Theodore Gray are perfect for science fans, chemistry lovers, and chic geeks of any age. These 'Coffee Table' style books are easy to pick up but hard to put down. The Elements is a collection of gorgeous photographs of the 118 elements in the periodic table. The sequel, Molecules takes the next step to visualise the molecules that elements form when they combine with each other. The photographs and printing are stunning and both books are filled with scientific facts - these are gifts that are hard to part with, you're going to want one yourself!
And for small humans, we love these books by Shinsuke Yoshitake. They are such well written and profound picture books that dare to explore big, philosophical concepts in such a hilarious and inventive way. It Might Be An Apple is a philosophical picture book that questions our perception of things, insisting on the multiplicity of viewpoints. Capturing both, the mind and the eye, the story follows a little boy that comes home from school, finds an apple on the table and lets imagination come alive. Can I Build Another Me? is a reflection on individualism and the importance of building strong selves - a fantastic introduction to existentialism.
And that's just the tip of the iceberg - at Science Gallery Shop we have SO many remarkable books for curious minds of all ages, come check out our shelves!