Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Top 10 Science and Tech Books For April: How To Cook Insects and Can Humans Save the Earth?

(from theguardian.com
by Danny Russell)

A plate of edible fried insects from a roadside stall in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Photograph: Mar Photographics /Alamy

he Man Who Couldn't Stop: OCD and the true story of a life lost in thought

David Adam
As a sufferer of OCD himself, Adam challenges us to consider just what is normal in his exploration of mental illness.

The Insect Cookbook: Food for a Sustainable Planet

Arnold Van Huis, Henk Van Gurp and Marcel Dicke
Get crunching on a new kind of protein and discover the health benefitsof eating bugs.

Sensation: The New Science of Physical Intelligence

Thalma Lobel
An insight into how our interactions with the world shape our thoughts, behaviour and emotions.

Marketing the Moon: The Selling of the Apollo Lunar Program

David Meerman Scott and
Richard Jurek
A breakdown of the most successful PR campaign in history.

The Boom: How Fracking Ignited the American Energy Revolution and Changed the World

Russell Gold
Love it or loathe it, shale gas is the next big thing. Gold looks at how it has reshaped the US economy.

The Hidden Mechanics of Exercise: Molecules That Move Us

M Gillen
Gillen looks at how nutrition and genetics power the body's molecular mechanisms.

The Blue Man and Other Stories of the Skin

Robert Norman
A dermatologist's look at how our skin defines us, with some intriguing anecdotes of obscure skin conditions.

Tesla: The Life and Times of an Electric Messiah

Phil Clarke and Nigel Cawthorne
A celebration of the innovations
of Nikola Tesla,
one of the greatest, if eccentric, minds of the 20th century.

A Rough Ride to the Future

James Lovelock
  1. A Rough Ride to the Future: The Next Evolution of Gaia
  2. by James Lovelock
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The maverick scientist offers advice on recognising our predicament and how we can prepare for change as a species.