Book of the Month

December, 2023
By Giles Sparrow

Giles Sparrow's expert narrative brings Hubble's fascinating story up to date, telling how it became one of the most successful scientific projects of all time; charting its origins and troubled launch in 1990, the emergency repair of its defective mirror, the advances made by four subsequent servicing missions, and the lasting impact of the most amazing astronomical instrument ever created. Hubble-Legacy Edition will take you on a journey through space in more than 400 glorious full-color images.

Contributed by Marko Srnic
November, 2023
By Samantha Hunt

The Invention of Everything Else is a 2008 novel written by American author Samantha Hunt. The novel presents a fictionalized account of the last days in the life of Nikola Tesla, the Serbian-American electrical engineer. 

The author, Samantha Hunt, received a National Book Foundation award for authors under 35, for her previous novel, The Seas.  The Invention of Everything Else was shortlisted for an award from Believer magazine [1] and shortlisted for the Orange Prize.[2] She won the Bard Fiction Prize for 2010.


Contributed by Milos Dumanovic
October, 2023
By Carlo Rovelli

We all experience time, but the more scientists learn about it, the more mysterious it remains. We think of it as uniform and universal, moving steadily from past to future, measured by clocks. Rovelli tears down these assumptions one by one, revealing a strange universe where at the most fundamental level time disappears. 


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Contributed by Dr. Angela Beltaos
September, 2023
By Robin Wall Kimmerer

Drawing on her life as an indigenous scientist, and as a woman, Kimmerer shows how other living beings—asters and goldenrod, strawberries and squash, salamanders, algae, and sweetgrass—offer us gifts and lessons, even if we've forgotten how to hear their voices. In reflections that range from the creation of Turtle Island to the forces that threaten its flourishing today, she circles toward a central argument: that the awakening of ecological consciousness requires the acknowledgment and celebration of our reciprocal relationship with the rest of the living world. For only when we can hear the languages of other beings will we be capable of understanding the generosity of the earth, and learn to give our own gifts in return.

Contributed by Andrew Beltaos
August, 2023
By Roger Penrose

The Road to Reality is the most important and ambitious work of science for a generation. It provides nothing less than a comprehensive account of the physical universe and the essentials of its underlying mathematical theory. It assumes no particular specialist knowledge on the part of the reader, so that, for example, the early chapters give us the vital mathematical background to the physical theories explored later in the book. 

Contributed by Dr. Elaine Beltaos-Kerr
July, 2023
By Michael Faraday

These lectures by a famous inventor offer an easy-to-understand introduction to the interactions of the universe's physical forces. Michael Faraday (1791–1867) delighted in introducing young minds to scientific inquiry, and he geared these talks to audiences of high school age and older.
One of the world's greatest experimental philosophers and popularizers of science, Faraday conducted the experiments that made electricity viable for technological use. In these six lectures, he offers a captivating introduction to concepts related to some of his most important discoveries. Topics include gravitation, cohesion, chemical affinity, heat, magnetism, and electricity.

Contributed by Lillian D. Beltaos
June, 2023
By Snezana Sarboh

The title says it all! This book is suitable for all Tesla enthusiasts, scientists and engineers seeking further insights into this genius' mind and potential.

Contributed by Milos Dumanovic
May, 2023
By Stefan Zweig

The Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan (1480-1521) is one of the most famous navigators in history - he was the first man to sail from the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean, and led the first voyage to circumnavigate the globe, although he was killed en route in a battle in the Philippines.
In this biography, Zweig brings to life the Age of Discovery by telling the tale of one of the era's most daring adventurers. In typically flowing and elegant prose he takes us on a fascinating journey of discovery ourselves.

Contributed by T. Beltaos
April, 2023
By Amy M. O'Quinn

Finalist for the 2020 AAAS / Subaru SB&F Excellence in Science Book exemplify outstanding and engaging science writing and illustration for young readers.


Contributed by Mira Colic
March, 2023
By Hermann Hesse

Herman Hesse's classic novel has delighted, inspired, and influenced generations of readers, writers, and thinkers. In this story of a wealthy Indian Brahmin who casts off a life of privilege to seek spiritual fulfillment. Hesse synthesizes disparate philosophies--Eastern religions, Jungian archetypes, Western individualism--into a unique vision of life as expressed through one man's search for true meaning.

Contributed by George Taylor
February, 2023
By David Wootton

We live in a world transformed by scientific discovery. Yet today, science and its practitioners have come under political attack. In this fascinating history spanning continents and centuries, historian David Wootton offers a lively defense of science, revealing why the Scientific Revolution was truly the greatest event in our history.


Contributed by Dr. Elaine Beltaos-Kerr
January, 2023
By Ellis Oswalt

Tesla's Words is a creative non-fiction book that utilizes exhaustive research to enrich a classic text with additional information, context, and immersive flare in order to highlight previously unexplored aspects of Nikola Tesla's life and also reinforce his genius. The book offers an informative experience that is easy to enjoy and guides the reader on an extraordinary voyage of Tesla's actual words.

Contributed by Lillian D. Beltaos