New Books in Science

Interviews with Scientists about their New Books

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episode 267: K. C. Smith and C. Mariscal, "Social and Conceptual Issues in Astrobiology" (Oxford UP, 2020)

Social and Conceptual Issues in Astrobiology focuses on the emerging scientific discipline of astrobiology, exploring many of the humanistic issues this multidisciplinary field is generating.



episode 100: Jimena Canales, "Bedeviled: A Shadow History of Demons in Science" (Princeton UP, 2020)

Just as the demon-haunted world was being exorcized by the enlightening power of reason, a new kind of demon mischievously materialized in the scientific imagination itself....



episode 117: Gina Rippon, "Gender and our Brains: How New Neuroscience Explodes the Myths of the Male and Female Minds (Vintage, 2020)

Are there any meaningful neurological differences between men and women? And if so, what are they?



episode 55: Alfred S. Posamentier, "The Joy of Geometry" (Prometheus, 2020)

Alfred S. Posamentier's The Joy of Geometry (Prometheus, 2020) is a book for someone who has taken geometry but wants to go further...



episode 81: Hugh Raffles, "The Book of Unconformities: Speculations on Lost Time" (Pantheon Books, 2020)

At once an examination of geology, a biography of monuments, and a meditation on the connection between personal loss and massive loss, Hugh Raffles’ 'The Book of Unconformities: Speculations on Lost Time' (Pantheon Books, 2020) is a truly beguiling book...



episode 8: M. Bekoff and J. Pierce, "The Animals' Agenda: Freedom, Compassion, and Coexistence in the Human Age" (Beacon Press, 2017)

A compelling argument that the time has come to use what we know about the fascinating and diverse inner lives of other animals on their behalf...



episode 7: I. Newkirk and G. Stone, "Animalkind: Remarkable Discoveries about Animals and Revolutionary New Ways to Show Them Compassion" (Simon and Schuster, 2020)

In the last few decades, a wealth of new information has emerged about who animals are—intelligent, aware, and empathetic. Studies show that animals are astounding beings with intelligence, emotions, intricate communications networks, and myriad abilities...



episode 149: Gina Rippon, "Gender and Our Brains: How New Neuroscience Explodes the Myths of the Male and Female Minds" (Vintage, 2020)

Rippon presents the latest evidence which finally proves that brains are like mosaics comprised of both male and female components, and that they remain plastic, adapting throughout the course of a person’s life...



episode 30: Robert Plomin, "Blueprint: How DNA Makes Us Who We Are" (MIT Press, 2019)

Have you ever felt, “Oh my God, I’m turning into my mother (or father)!” ?


 2020-10-22  1h10m

episode 264: Valerie Olson, "Into the Extreme: U.S. Environmental Systems and Politics Beyond Earth" (U Minnesota Press, 2018)

What if outer space is not outside the human environment but, rather, defines it?


 2020-10-20  1h7m