Science Book Club


If you are a reader interested in science or a scientist interested in reading, the Science Book Club would love to have you! You don’t have to be a scientist to join the group, just come with curiosity and an open mind. Each month we’ll choose and discuss non-fiction science books, and invite local scientists with expertise related to that month’s book to join us in our discussion.

The Science Book Club meets online via the Zoom platform on the second Wednesday of each month at 7:30 p.m.

Book Club Liaisons: Katie Long and Miranda Delahoy

February Selection

The Rise and Reign of Mammals by Steve Brusatte

Previous Selections

The Wizard and the Prophet: Two Remarkable Scientists and Their Dueling Visions to Shape Tomorrow's World by Charles Mann

The Order of Time by Carlo Rovelli

Six Feet Over: Science Tackles the Afterlife by Mary Roach

Uncommon Measure: A Journey Through Music, Performance, and the Science of Time by Natalie Hodges

The Brilliant Abyss: Exploring the Majestic Hidden Life of the Deep Ocean, and the Looming Threat That Imperils Itby Helen Scales

Caesar's Last Breath by Sam Kean

Thin Ice: Unlocking the Secrets of Climate in the World's Highest Mountains by Mark Bowen

Fen, Bog, and Swamp: A Short History of Peatland Destruction and Its Role in the Climate Crisis by Annie Proulx

The Song of the Cell by Siddhartha Mukherjee

Slime by Ruth Kassinger

An Immense World by Ed Yong

The Secret Life of Bats by Merlin Tuttle

The Plant Hunter by Cassandra Quave

The Lost City of the Monkey God by Douglas Preston

The Tyrannosaur Chronicles by David Hone

Book of Eels by Patrik Svensson

Sleeping Beauties by Suzanne O'Sullivan

Entangled Life by Merlin Sheldrake

Weapons of Math Destruction by Cathy O'Neil

Being You: A New Science of Consciousness by Anil Seth

Fuzz by Mary Roach

Owls of the Eastern Ice by Jonathan C. Slaght

Extraordinary Insects by Anne Sverdrup-Thygeson

The Wave: In Pursuit of the Rogues, Freaks, and Giants of the Ocean by Susan Casey

Dinosaurs Rediscovered by Michael Benton

Far From the Tree by Andrew Solomon

Under a White Sky by Elizabeth Kolbert

Hello, World: Being Human in the Age of Algorithms by Hannah Fry

The Tangled Tree by David Quammen

The Great Indoors by Emily Anthes

The Genius of Birds by Jennifer Ackerman

Why We Sleep by Matthew Walker

Hidden Valley Road by Robert Kolker

How the Universe Got Its Spots by Janna Levin

Superior: The Return of Race Science by Angela Saini

How the Universe Got Its Spots by Janna Levin

Stuff Matters by Mark Miodownik

The Sakura Obsession by Naoko Abe

Spillover by David Quammen

I Contain Multitudes by Ed Yong

Toms River: A Story of Science and Salvation by Dan Fagin

Seven Brief Lessons on Physics by Carlo Rovelli

The Great Derangement by Amitav Ghosh

Buzz: The Nature and Necessity of Bees by Thor Hanson

Mama's Last Hug: Animal Emotions and What They Tell Us about Ourselves by Frans de Waal

Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void by Mary Roach

How to Change your Mind by Michael Pollan

The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs by Steve Brusatte

The Gene by Siddhartha Mukherjee

The Seeds of Science by Mark Lynas

American Wolf: A True Story of Survival and Obsession in the West by Nate Blakeslee

Other Minds: The Octopus, the Sea, and the Deep Origins of Consciousness by Peter Godfrey-Smith

The Ghost Map: The Story of London's Most Terrifying Epidemic--and How It Changed Science, Cities, and the Modern World by Steven Johnson

The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History by Elizabeth Kolbert

Black Hole Blues by Janna Levin 

Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal by Mary Roach

Silent Spring by Rachel Carson

Darwin Comes to Town: How the Urban Jungle Drives Evolution by Menno Schilthuizen