Scientists’ Bookshelf returns from its summer hiatus with the news that SB friend and contributor Jacob Berkowitz is a scheduled guest today on NPR’s Science Friday. He’ll talk about his favorite children’s science books from the best-of-the-year group he assembled for SB.
Berkowitz will join University of California, Riverside, psychologist Jessica Montag and Brainpickings editor Maria Popova for a segment called “The Science of Story Time.” His picks? Buried Sunlight: How Fossil Fuels Have Changed the Earth by Molly Bang and Penny Chisholm; Next Time You See the Moon by Emily Morgan; Body Bones by Shelley Rotner and David A. White; Get the Scoop on Animal Puke by Dawn Cusick; Red Madness: How a Medical Mystery Changed What We Eat by Gail Jarrow; and, not least, Chernobyl’s Wild Kingdom: Life in the Death Zone by Rachel Johnson.