Quirks & Quarks

July 30: Best of Quirks & Quarks - Holiday book show

In a holiday tradition, we look at a handful of books that you might want to pick up for reading, or to give to that special science-minded person on your "nice" list.

We look at some great science books for reading or gifting

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Originally published on Dec. 17, 2021.

Books discussed on today's program include:

With reviews by science journalist Dan Falk of:

  • The Genesis Quest: The Geniuses and Eccentrics on a Journey to Uncover the Origin of Life on Earth, by Michael Marshall
  • The Genetic Lottery: Why DNA Matters for Social Equality, by Kathryn Paige Harden
  • Hawking Hawking: The Selling of a Scientific Celebrity, by Charles Seife
  • Fundamentals: Ten Keys to Reality, by Frank Wilczek