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Recent Popular Science Books
The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2019 by
Sy Montgomery, New York Times best-selling author and recipient of numerous awards, edits this year's volume of the finest science and nature writing.
"Science is important because this is how we seek to discover the truth about the world. And this is what makes excellent science and nature writing essential," observes New York Times best-selling author Sy Montgomery. "Science and nature writing are how we share the truth about the universe with the people of the world." And collected here are truths about nearly every corner of the universe. From meditations on extinction, to the search for alien life, to the prejudice that infects our medical system, the pieces in this year's Best American Science and Nature Writing seek to bring to the people stories of some of the most pressing issues facing our planet, as well as moments of wonder reflecting the immense beauty our natural world offers.
Reality Ahead of Schedule by
A rich visual history of science fiction's impact on real-world technologies, this book is perfect for lovers of H. G. Wells, Star Trek, Isaac Asimov, Jules Verne, Aldous Huxley, and 2001: A Space Odyssey.
Reality Ahead of Schedule explores how what we imagine about the future has influenced our ability to make those ideas into reality. There are many vital technologies that science fiction not only predicted, but also helped bring into being.
Through lively narration and lavish illustrations, the book presents technological developments in the military, consumer, space exploration, medical, and communications fields. It explores the writers, futurists, and far-sighted inventors whose visions became realities, from the direct influence of H. G. Wells on the atomic bomb and the tank, to the ambitious prototypes created by inventors ahead of their time, such as Nikola Tesla's remote-controlled drone ship. The history and development of each technology is related in context, exploring the road from prescient fictional representation to real-life technology. Reality Ahead of Schedule offers readers the chance to meet and understand the impact of some of the greatest names and works in sci-fi, from Jules Verne and Aldous Huxley to Arthur C. Clarke and Isaac Asimov, Star Trek to the Bionic Man, alongside visionary inventors such as Tesla and Wernher von Braun.
How To: absurd scientific advice for common real-world problems by
For any task you might want to do, there's a right way, a wrong way, and a way so monumentally bad that no one would ever try it. How To is a guide to the third kind of approach. It's full of highly impractical advice for everything from landing a plane to digging a hole.
Strange Harvests: The Hidden Histories of Seven Natural Objects by
In this beguiling work Posnett journeys to some of the most far-flung locales on the planet to bring seven wonders of the natural world--eiderdown, vicu-a fiber, sea silk, vegetable ivory, civet coffee, guano, and edible birds' nests--that promise ways of using nature without damaging it.out damaging it.
Flipster Digital Magazines
Install the Flipster mobile app on your device, login with your library card & download these and other magazines to read anywhere.
General Science Research Aids
Use your library card to search the library's science databases.
World Book Collection
World Book databases for all ages include many science topics and resources.
STEM Database (Proquest)
Over 500 scholarly journals & popular science magazines, supporting research & instruction in science, technology, engineering, and math.
Science & Technology Collection (Proquest)
Search the entire collection of Proquest Science & Technology databases. Or select from this list to search a single collection.
Science database (Proquest)
A resource for students studying both applied & general sciences. With coverage dating from the mid 1980s this journal collection features over 1000 titles, many available in full text.
Agricultural and Environmental Science (Proquest)
Includes AGRICOLA, TOXLINE, ESPM (Environmental Sciences and Pollution Management) and Environmental Impact Statements (EIS) databases with full-text titles from around the world, including journals, magazines, technical reports, conference proceedings, and government publications.
Research Library for Science and Technology (Proquest)
This resource covers publications on the latest science and technology information for researchers of all levels.
India Database: Science & Technology
This resource covers publications on the latest science and technology information for researchers of all levels. Coverage: 1998 - current
Print Magazines at the Library
The library subscribes to several popular science magazines. Check out issues for 2 weeks to read at your leisure.
- Natural History
- Popular Science
- Science News
- Scientific American
- Sky & Telescope
Ebook Central (Proquest)
Download for 21 days from over 70,000 high quality eBooks that include many science related titles.
Use the Browse Subject page to narrow your search with topical collections such as Astronomy, Biology, General Science, etc.
The Gale Encyclopedia of Science (2014)
Digital edition of the 8 volume set available at the library. Covers all major areas of science, engineering, technology, as well as mathematics and the medical and health sciences, while providing a comprehensive overview of current scientific knowledge and technology.
Science Collection (Gale Virtual Library)
A collection of science eBooks from Gale. Some titles also available in print at the Springdale Public Library.
American Men & Women of Science: A Biographical Directory of Today’s Leaders in Physical, Biological and Related Sciences
Profiles living persons in the physical and biological fields, as well as public health scientists, engineers, mathematicians, statisticians, and computer scientists.
Bring the World to Your Classroom
AETN and PBS have curated FREE, standards-aligned videos, interactives, lesson plans, and more for teachers.
Weekly YouTube videos on science topics from Canadians Mitchell Moffit and Gregory Brown.
Kahn Academy - Science
Khan Academy offers practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard that empower learners to study at their own pace in and outside of the classroom. A great resource for learning science, math and other subjects at your own pace
Science Daily is a popular free science news website. Updated throughout the day it features breaking news stories and articles from all fields of physical, biological, earth and applied sciences.
AAAS Science in the Classroom
Annotated research papers and accompanying teaching materials from the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Science Update (AAAS)
Science Update is a daily, 60-second feature covering the latest discoveries in science, technology and medicine. For in-depth science news, check out the weekly Science Update Podcast.
Public Library of Science
A suite of free, open access science journals. Since its founding in 2003, PLOS has become one of the largest publishers of open access scholarly content.
Science.gov searches over 60 databases and over 2,200 scientific websites. The portal offers free access to research and development (R&D) results and scientific and technical information from scientific organizations across 13 federal agencies.
Science Friday (NPR)
In addition to a weekly NPR radio broadcast, Science Friday offers free STEM activities, lessons, and resources for parents and educators. The website is a good source for news and entertaining stories about science.