Merry Science Giftmas #451

December 08, 2017

You probably have shopping to do and plenty of gifts to buy, and -- as is our tradition -- we have put together a list of helpful suggestions for things the science lover in your life might appreciate receiving. This year we brought in Illinois’s School of Integrative Biology lecturer and science educator Joanne Manaster, and brought back our unofficial "Librarian in Residence" John Dupuis to talk about some of their favourite science books from 2017. And your regular hosts Rachelle Saunders and Bethany Brookshire squee with delight over a list of fun science-themed gifts you won't find in a library.

Visit our news section for the full book list with links, and an expanded list of non-book science-themed gift ideas with links to where you can buy them. You can also check out our bookshelf, which includes all the books we've talked about on past episode of the show.

Guests:

  • Joanne Manaster
  • John Dupuis

Guest Bios

Joanne Manaster

Joanne Manaster is a faculty lecturer in biology at the University of Illinois's School of Integrative Biology, and a a science educator and communicator who is also known as @sciencegoddess on Twitter. She is the co-host of the YouTube Live/Google Hangout on Air program, Read Science! where they talk to popular science book authors about their books and the importance of communicating science to the general public.

John Dupuis

John Dupuis is a science and engineering librarian at the Steacie Science and Engineering Library at York University in Toronto. John has a Masters of Library and Information studies degree, and blogs at Confessions of a Science Librarian. His research and professional interests include science books, the future of academic libraries, open access advocacy, scholarly communications in computer science, and Canadian science policy. He can be found online at his blog Confessions of a Science Librarian, where he keeps track of issues in Canadian Science Policy.

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