Science Books Galore!

Come and visit Irving High library for some great STEM books

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The Demon in the Freezer

The Demon in the Freezer tells the story of the 2001 anthrax attacks that raised the bar on how and if the government can protect civilian populations against biological weapons. This title provides a good cross-curriculum opportunity with government and history lessons.


In Pursuit of the Unknown: 17 Equations that Changed the World

Ian Stewart, emeritus professor of mathematics at Warwick University, has written a book that gives us stories about the mathematical equations that have most influenced our world.


Longitude: The True Story of a Lone Genius Who Solved the Greatest Scientific Problem of His Time

Dava Sobel's book tells the story of math in practice. Imagine the difficulty of being a sailor in the eighteenth century...once a ship would lose sight of land, all bets were off. Sailors were easily lost at sea until John Harrison developed the chronometer and longitude was born. Sobel's book tells the fascinating tale of sailors finally learning their way through the wild and treacherous seas.


For more STEM titles, please contact your IHS library staff.


Based on the Feb. 2013 article of Teacher Librarian,
Narrative Nonfiction for STEM Reading, by Rebecca Hill.