Monday, August 01, 2016

Bill Streever's six favorite books about science

Bill Streever wrote the national bestseller Cold and the award-winning Heat. His new book is And Soon I Heard a Roaring Wind: A Natural History of Moving Air.

One of Streever's six favorite books about science, as shared at The Week magazine:
The Control of Nature by John McPhee

Those who read McPhee's science books may not even realize they are reading about science, yet they invariably walk away with a deeper understanding of technical concepts and of the inner workings of our sometimes mysterious world. In this 1989 book, they learn about collective human efforts to tame flooding and other natural processes.
Read about another book on the list.

The Control of Nature is among Nick Offerman’s twelve favorite books.

Learn about Streever's five best books about extreme cold.

Visit Bill Streever's website.

The Page 99 Test: Cold.

--Marshal Zeringue