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

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!