Charlotte Today: Books on Science/STEM

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library on WCNC Charlotte April 2018 - Books on Science/STEM

Dana Eure, the Library's Associate Director of Lifelong Learning, made a guest appearance on WCNC's  "Charlotte Today" on Thursday, April 12, 2018 and in support of NC Science Festival celebrated in April, she shared six books about science/STEM. Click for Library availability. 

Watch the segment HERE

Adult fiction: 

Change Agent by Daniel Suarez
2045. Kenneth Durand leads Interpol's most effective team against genetic crime, hunting down black market labs that perform illegal procedures, augmenting embryos and rapidly accelerating human evolution-- and preying on human-trafficking victims to experiment and advance their technology. One figure looms behind it all: Marcus Demang Wyckes, leader of a cartel known as the Huli jing. When Durand is forcibly dosed with a radical new change agent, he wakes from a coma weeks later to find he's been genetically transformed into Wyckes. Determined to restore his original DNA, Durand hasn't anticipated just how difficult locating his enemy will be.

Enchantress of Numbers: A Novel of Ada Loveless by Jennifer Chiaverini
The only legitimate child of Lord Byron, the most brilliant, revered, and scandalous of the Romantic poets, Ada was destined for fame long before her birth. Estranged from Ada's father, who was infamously "mad, bad, and dangerous to know," Ada's mathematician mother is determined to save her only child from her perilous Byron heritage. Banishing fairy tales and make-believe from the nursery, Ada's mother provides her daughter with a rigorous education grounded in mathematics and science who forms a friendship with inventor Charles Babbage--brilliant, charming, and occasionally curmudgeonly--which will shape her destiny. 

Adult nonfiction:

Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers by Mary Roach
A look inside the world of forensics examines the use of human cadavers in a wide range of endeavors, including research into new surgical procedures, space exploration, and a Tennessee human decay research facility.

Youth Fiction

Evolution of Calpurnia Tate by Jacqueline Kelly
In central Texas in 1899, eleven-year-old Callie Vee Tate is instructed to be a lady by her mother, learns about love from the older three of her six brothers, and studies the natural world with her grandfather, the latter of which leads to an important discovery.

Youth Picture book:

Rufus Blasts Off! by Kim Griswell and illustrated by Valeri Gorbachev
Rufus dreams of traveling to space, but is told "No pigs in space," until someone is needed to read a book live from the Red Planet.

Teen fiction:

Cinder by Marissa Meyer
As plague ravages the overcrowded Earth, observed by a ruthless lunar people, Cinder, a gifted mechanic and cyborg, becomes involved with handsome Prince Kai and must uncover secrets about her past to protect the world in this futuristic take on the Cinderella story.