New Books in Science

Interviews with Scientists about their New Books

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episode 42: Alberto Cairo, "How Charts Lie: Getting Smarter about Visual Information" (Norton, 2019)

We’ve all heard that a picture is worth a thousand words, but what if we don’t understand what we’re looking at?



episode 41: Julian Havil, "Curves for the Mathematically Curious" (Princeton UP, 2019)

You don’t have to be mathematically curious to appreciate Julian’s talent for weaving mathematics and history together...



episode 42: Michael E. Mann, "The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars : Dispatches from the Front Lines" (2012)

How do you reconcile the fact that, in a democracy, everyone’s vote is equal but everyone’s opinion is not?



episode 17: John Gribbin, "Six Impossible Things: The ‘Quanta of Solace’ and the Mysteries of the Subatomic World" (Icon Books, 2019)

Gribbin details the central mystery of quantum mechanics, and outlines several interpretations that have been proposed...


 2019-11-05  54m

episode 45: Kathryn Conrad on University Press Publishing

What do university presses do, and how do they do it?


 2019-11-03  40m

episode 81: J. Neuhaus, "Geeky Pedagogy: A Guide for Intellectuals, Introverts, and Nerds Who Want to Be Effective Teachers" (West Virginia UP, 2019)

The things that make people academics do not necessarily make them good teachers...


 2019-10-24  32m

episode 38: David Lindsay Roberts, "Republic of Numbers: Unexpected Stories of Mathematical Americans through History" (Johns Hopkins UP, 2019)

Roberts anchors 20 biographical chapters to a decadal series of events, whose mathematical significance could not often have been anticipated...


 2019-10-17  1h13m

episode 70: Theodore Dalrymple, "False Positive: A Year of Error, Omission, and Political Correctness in the New England Journal of Medicine" (Encounter Books, 2019)

Dalrymple recounts each week’s new edition of the Journal with an eye toward analytical errors and a culture of political correctness in regard to the handling of medical and public health issues...


 2019-10-17  46m

episode 217: Oren Harman, "Evolutions: Fifteen Myths That Explain Our World" (FSG, 2018)

Harman takes scientific facts, as we know them today, and weaves them into narratives that have the tone, grace and drama of myth...


 2019-10-14  1h6m

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