Posted by: Kash Farooq | February 23, 2013

The Pop Sci Book Club – an introduction and our first book

Psocoptera - an order of insects that are commonly known as booklice.

Psocoptera – an order of insects that are commonly known as booklice.

See all the books so far: #PopSciBookClub posts.

A short blog post to publicise this thing a few of us have started up.

I’ve been collecting Popular Science book recommendations over the last few weeks. This resulted in a impressive list of books: A List of Must Read PopSci Books. There lots of interesting sounding books on that list – my “To Read” list has grown massively thanks to this!

Tania saw the list, mentioned it in her blog post and a few Twitter conversations later, the #PopSciBookClub was formed!

We did originally think it would be a Twitter based thing (hence the hashtag in the above logo), but decided that would be impractical.

Instead, with suggestions and help from Bob, we now have a Pop Sci Book Club forum. We thought that this would be a far more useful way to run the club. People can then read at their own pace and check the forum when they get to particular chapters. You could even read the book months later and check what people said about it previously.

The first book we are reading is Life Ascending: The Ten Great Inventions of Evolution – by Nick Lane (352 pages).

So, get the book, join the forum and get reading!

Nick Lane's - Life Ascending: The Ten Great Inventions of Evolution.

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