Click on the books below to learn more or purchase or visit Indigo for their complete Sci Lit Week book list.

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  • Books
    • Anthropology
    • Astronomy/Space
    • Biographies
    • Biology/Medicine
    • Chemistry
    • Indigo Pick
    • Jesse's favourite
    • Math
    • Miscellaneous
    • Psychology/Brain Science
    • Science and Society
    • Science Books for Kids
    • Women in Science
 
I love you Michael Collins
Stuff Matters
Adventures in the Anthropocene
The Emperor of all Maladies
A Man on the Moon
Indigo Picks
Stiff
The Demon Haunted World
The Better Angels of Our Nature
Animalium
Spillover
Indigo Picks
Lab Girl 
Indigo Picks
How the Mind Works
Molecules
The Mismeasure of Man
Carrying the Fire
The Tiny Seed
What If?
Indigo Picks
Cosmos
Indigo Picks
In the Shadow of Man
Lucy’s Legacy
Professor Astro Cat’s Frontiers of Space
The Darkest Dark
A Primate’s Memoir
Jessie’s favourite
Drawdown
The Disappearing Spoon
Indigo Picks
Origins
Collapse
Here’s looking at Euclid
The Selfish Gene
Indigo Picks
Ada's Algorithm
Shackleton’s Journey
For Babies Series
Indigo Picks
Gorillas In The Mist
Rosie Revere: Engineer
Bad Science
Indigo Picks
ASAP Science
Indigo Picks
The Sixth Extinction
Guns, Germs and Steel
Indigo Picks
The Gene
The Making of the Atomic Bomb
Do No Harm
The Man Who Mistook His Wife For a Hat
Friend or Foe
Pandora’s Lab
The Code Book
Indigo Picks
Blackhole Blues and Other Songs from Outer Space
Fermat’s Enigma
Indigo Picks
On the Origin of Species
The Worm
Ada Twist: Scientist
Before the World was Ready 
Animal Hospital
Thinking Fast and Slow
The Botany of Desire
Sapiens
Einstein
Nowhere Else on Earth
Quiet
Indigo Picks
A Brief History of Time
Packing for Mars
Indigo Picks
The Hidden Life of Trees
Spaceman
Catching Fire
Astrophysics for People in a Hurry
Neanderthal Man
Space Chronicles
The Elements
Utterly Amazing Human Body
Indigo Picks
Dark Matter and the Dinosaurs
Jesse’s favourite
A Short History of Nearly Everything
Women in Science - 50 fearless pioneers who changed the world
On the Move
An Astronaut's Guide To Life On Earth
Indigo Picks
Hidden Figures
Fuzzy Forensics
Indigo Picks
The Memory Illusion
Indigo Picks
Tesla
Indigo Picks
Thing Explainer
Life on Air 
Indigo Picks
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
The Double Helix
Grit
Caesar’s Last Breath
Uncle Tungsten
The Tale of the Dueling Neurosurgeons
Beyond infinity
The Fabric of the Cosmos
Complications
1491
Pink is for Blobfish
Surely You’re Joking Mr. Feynman
1493
The Right Stuff
Indigo Picks
My Beloved Brontosaurus
The Big Green Book of the Big Blue Sea
 

BLOGS

For those of you who don’t have the time to read a whole book (because you’re too busy attending Science Literacy Week events).

  • Nat Geo News – stories by National Geographic filled with fun, quirky and otherwise exciting science stories
  • XKCD– I know, not really a blog.  Still, it proves that science is as funny as it gets.
  • IFLS – An awful lot of people “really love” science

PODCASTS

  • AsapSCIENCE – Canadians Mitch Moffit and Greg Brown take you on a hilarious tour of the sciences on Youtube
  • Science Friday– Ira Flatow’s hugely popular radio show. Check out the whole website for more content too
  • Star Talk Radio – Neil DeGrasse Tyson rocks it with his late night DJ voice
  • Quirks and Quarks – Our very own Bob McDonald giving the scoop on the latest science developments
  • Stuff you should know – The title says it all!
  • Radiolab – “weaving stories and science into sound and music rich documentaries”
  • 60 second science – For those of you with literally a minute to spare, prepare to have your minds blown by Scientific American
  • The Story Collider – Science surrounds us. Even when we don’t notice it, science touches almost every part of our lives. At the Story Collider, we believe that everyone has a story about science—a story about how science made a difference, affected them, or changed them on a personal and emotional level. We find those stories and share them in live shows and on our podcast. Sometimes, it’s even funny.
  • Best of the WWEST – A series of interviews with women in STEM about their careers, inspirations, daily lives, etc., in order to amplify their voices and provide role models for younger girls to look up to.

WEBSITES

  • NOVA – Consistently excellent, engaging and interesting science stories from the cutting edge of discovery.  Available on TV’s everywhere!
  • BBC Earth – Still the highest quality nature broadcaster out there, BBC Earth gives us unprecedented looks into the wide world of nature, many with the incomparable David Attenborough narrating too!
  • TED talks – Their slogan says it all, “Ideas Worth Spreading”. Learn about pretty much anything from some of the best thinkers and speakers anywhere.
  • Research2Reality – A Canadian celebration of the great research and scientists all across the country
  • Daily Planet – A great daily look at the science all around us.  Canadian to boot!