Down to a Science Book Club- Woolly: The True Story of the Quest to Revive History’s Most Iconic Extinct Creature

Imagine for a moment with me.  You’re walking along and see a majestic creature that has stepped out of the past.  Standing 13 feet tall and weighing in at 6 tons, it is unlike anything you have ever seen.  Covered in a thick coat of hair, some strands even 3 feet long, this creature was …

Down to a Science Book Club, Junior: Grandmother Fish

Evolution can be a tricky subject for kids to understand, especially when it comes to concepts like the vastness of time and the slow, gradual changes that life undergoes. Such ideas often don’t seem to make intuitive sense, so what can a scientifically-minded parent tell their children when they ask why dogs and monkeys have …

Down to a Science Book Club: Archaeology from Space

If you’ve ever played with Google Earth, you can almost call yourself a space archaeologist. This is a fairly new and totally real career, Sarah Parcak explains in her book Archaeology from Space: How the Future Shapes Our Past. She describes how the “story of everyday past people across the globe, is only now better …

Down to a Science Book Club: Inconspicuous Consumption

Author Tatiana Schlossberg asserts that “our daily activities don’t exist in a vacuum,” and spends the next 236 pages of Inconspicuous Consumption digging into minutiae like the role athleisure plays in microplastic fibers entering our waterways. This is the product of a journalist who asks question after question. She investigates everything from how we are …