A number of our presenters have published books on science topics for the general reader. This effort to make accessible important science concepts and issues is vitally important in an era when this kind of information is becoming increasingly technical. We hope that by providing information about books written by scientists and science writers who have been guests on Science for the Public programs, people will be encouraged to read these works.
Albert-László Barabási, Ph.D.
Reknowned for introducing a paradigm shift in the understanding of complex networks
Kamaljit S. Bawa, Ph.D.
A major textbook on conservation biology and a beautiful tribute to the ecology of the Himalayas
Jon Beckwith, Ph.D.
A great scientist's dual role as geneticist and social activist
Aaron Bernstein, M.D.
The most significant collection of writings on biodiversity and health today
Eric Chaisson, Ph.D.
An interdisciplinary approach to the evolution of complexity in the cosmos -from subatomic particles to life
H. William Detrich, Ph.D.
Two textbooks by an international expert on Arctic biology and genetics
An essential resource for those who are committed to a better, healthier environment, and excellent tips for significantly reducing individual, household and workplace energy costs.
Mick Follows, Ph.D.
An interdisciplinary perspective on the biogeochemical relationships of ocean cycles
Daniel Fornari, Ph.D.
A distinguished geophysicist who has been instrumental in discoveries of deep-sea volcanoes and other ocean ridge geological phenomena.
Susanne Freidberg, Ph.D.
Outstanding resources on the environmental impact of modern agriculture and meat production
Sandro Galea, MD, DrPH
A distinguished scientist who emphasizes the complex relationship between social, environmental and physical factors in the health of populations
Philippe Grandjean, D.M.Sc., M.D.
A world authority on how environmental toxins affect brain development brings the evidence to the general public in this book.
Julie Guthman, Ph.D.
A prize-winning author's books on Big Agriculture
Clive Hamilton, Ph.D.
An international spokesman for the environment, for alternative energy to replace fossil fuels, and a rational public policy
Justin Hollander, Ph.D.
A handbook for public officials and the general public on contamination of land and water -and how some areas can be revived
Alan Jasanoff, Ph.D.
An important discussion of why the brain must be considered within its physical, natural, and social environment
Les Kaufman, Ph.D.
Insightful essays about the relationship between environmental damage and extinction
Andy Knoll, Ph.D.
An acclaimed scientist and award-winning author, whose books on the relationship between geology, environment and evolution are both brilliant and accessible.
Jané Kondev, Ph.D.
A major textbook in the field of physical biology
Sheldon Krimsky, Ph.D.
Professor Krimsky's excellent books represent a broad range of science-related issues
Charles Langmuir, Ph.D.
A major text on the deep relationship between life and planetary environment
Well-known journalist and author of two widely acclaimed books
A well-known natural history writer's analysis of the Ice-Age extinctions in America
Stuart B. Levy, M.D.
An international expert on the mechanisms of antibiotics resistance and a leader in creating public awareness
Philip Lieberman, Ph.D.
A distinguished scientist who has contributed significantly to our understanding of the evolution of cognition, communication and language
Mario Livio, Ph.D.
A well known astrophysicist who is also gifted at making science and mathematics accessible to the general public
A leader in the development of quantum computers explains, in this book, his model of the universe as a quantum computer
Sanjoy Mahajan, Ph.D.
An enlightened approach to learning mathematics -and thinking mathematically
Lee McIntyre, Ph.D.
A philosopher and author who investigates the tension between scientific reasoning and anti-reason
David Mindell, Ph.D.
A leading robotics engineer and historian explains the role of robots in research and other fields today
Emily Monosson, Ph.D.
An evolutionary toxicologist considers why some organisms adapt to our toxic world while others do not.
David R. Montgomery, Ph.D.
A leading geologist who connects the relationship between rocks and life
Priyamvada Natarajan, Ph.D.
A splendid discussion of the initial resistance to --and ultimate acceptance of—many fundamental concepts of modern astrophysics/astronomy
Naomi Oreskes, Ph.D.
An indispensable resource about corporate deception tactics --from tobacco to climate change
Mara Prentiss, Ph.D.
A prominent physicist makes a compelling case for shifting to alternative energy --now!
Richard Primack, Ph.D.
Professor Primack's innovative textbooks incorporate information relevant to specific regions where the texts are used
John Quackenbush, Ph.D.
A very engaging discussion of the human genome project by one of the researchers involved
Henrik Selin, Ph.D.
An international expert on climate change and environmental policy who emphasizes the need for global action on climate change
Ana Soto, M.D. & Carlos Sonnenschein, M.D.
Important probe of traditional assumptions about cell proliferation, particularly in the case of cancer
Paul Steinhardt, Ph.D.
An excellent resource on cosmology for the general reader, co-authored by one of the greatest theoretical physicists of our time
Clear and accurate information about the prospects for healthy aging
Max Tegmark, Ph.D.
A leading theoretical physicist introduces the public to the mathematical universe
David Toomey, Ph.D.
A writer who also teaches science-technical writing (as well as literature)
Philip Warburg's books on renewable energy represent the views of diverse people and groups.
One of the best sources on overprescribing and the serious long-range effects of many psychotropic drugs
Walter Willett, M.D.,
First-rate advice from the most cited nutritionist internationally: a guide to improving health through a good diet