9 Scintillating Science Reads for Adults

Science Literacy Week (Sept. 21-17, 2020) showcases the diversity of Canadian science and the culture it's embedded in. Libraries, museums, science centres, schools, and not-for-profits come together to highlight the books, movies, podcasts and events that convey the excitement and influence of science in our everyday lives. It’s about each and everyone’s unique relationship with science and how they live it. Halifax Public Libraries is proud to partner with Science Literacy Week. Here are some of our newest science books!
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Biodiversity: It’s in Your Backyard!

September 21- 27, 2020 is Science Literacy Week in Canada. Science Literacy Week highlights diversity in Canadian science. The purpose of Science Literacy Week is to show everyone’s unique relationship with science and how they live with it. This year, we are celebrating the biodiversity of our beautiful country! Biodiversity refers to the variety of living species that live on Earth. This includes plants, animals, and bodies of water. Canada is lucky to be home to a wide range of biodiversity that spans from coast to coast.
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Alice Ball: Early 20th Century African American Chemist

Written by Teen Blogger, Sally | "My plan is to pursue a career in science or engineering. Lately, I’ve been really interested in seeing what other people, especially women, have accomplished in science.A lot of women in the past were unfortunately overshadowed by their male or more experienced counterparts. This is what happened with Alice Ball." Read more about her story and achievements, here.
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