New Books in Science

Interviews with Scientists about their New Books

Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 58m. Bisher sind 254 Folge(n) erschienen. Alle 9 Tage erscheint eine Folge dieses Podcasts

episode 22: Solomon Goldstein-Rose, "The 100% Solution: A Plan for Solving Climate Change" (Melville House, 2020)

In this New Books Network interview, we speak about the political, industrial, and scientific changes that need to occur by 2050 to solve climate change, as well as the importance of focusing on real solutions rather than wallowing in fear....



Marc Zimmer, "The State of Science" (Prometheus Books, 2020)

What does the horizon of science look like? Who are the scientists that are making it happen?



episode 253: David Kaiser, "Quantum Legacies: Dispatches from an Uncertain World" (U Chicago Press, 2020)

David Kaiser is a truly unique scholar: he is simultaneously a physics researcher and a historian of science whose writing beautifully melds the past and future of science....



episode 223: Cailin O’Connor, "Games in the Philosophy of Biology" (Cambridge UP, 2020)

O’Connor introduces the basics of game theory and its particular branch, evolutionary game theory...



episode 52: Eric Holthaus, "The Future Earth: A Radical Vision for What’s Possible in the Age of Warming" (HarperOne, 2020)

Holthaus offers a radical vision of our future, specifically how to reverse the short- and long-term effects of climate change over the next three decades...


 2020-06-30  59m

episode 108: Lee McIntyre, "The Scientific Attitude: Defending Science from Denial, Fraud, and Pseudoscience" (MIT Press, 2019)

What can explain the success of science as an endeavor for getting closer to truth?


 2020-06-24  30m

episode 251: Henry M. Cowles, "The Scientific Method: An Evolution of Thinking from Darwin to Dewey" (Harvard UP, 2020)

The idea of a single scientific method, shared across specialties and teachable to ten-year-olds, is just over a hundred years old...


 2020-06-17  55m

 2020-06-02  2h0m

episode 51: A. M. Barton and W. S. Keeton, "Ecology and Recovery of Eastern Old-Growth Forests" (Island Press, 2018)

Old-growth forests captivate and inspire us. Walking through them can transport us to a time before human domination of the natural world....


 2020-05-14  1h10m

episode 193: Leslie M. Harris, "Slavery and the University: Histories and Legacies" (U Georgia Press, 2019)

How involved with slavery were American universities? And what does their involvement mean for us?


 2020-04-28  59m