8 More Awesome Science Books for Adults

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Most of the books in my last list of science books for adults were focused on science experiments. Today’s list does have some of those, but I’ve also included some others.

Geek Mom: Projects, Tips, and Adventures for Moms and Their 21st-Century Families by Natania Barron, Kathy Ceceri, Corrina Lawson, and Jenny Williams – This book is loaded! There are six sections, ranging from science experiments to superheroes. The book comes from the popular GeekMom blog. This looks like a fun way for moms to connect with their kids this summer (and beyond).

Mad Science 2: Experiments You Can Do At Home, But STILL Probably Shouldn’t by Theodore Gray – There are some really crazy experiments in here, like one where he plunges his hand into liquid nitrogen. This is a great book if you have a kid that is REALLY into science and beyond your basic kid’s science books (and teens).

Mad Science edited by Randy Alfred – This is organized for a short reading each day of the year, at least one science breakthrough per day. A fascinating read for those who also appreciate the history of science as well as current advancements and experiments. Scientific topics range from first proof of bacteria in 1676 to the first tweet in 2006. Lots of fun in between, too.

Make: Zero to Maker: Learn (Just Enough) to Make (Just About) Anything by David Lang – This is the story of David Lang, who turned losing his job at a startup into one of the greatest DIY (or DIT as they say) sites on the web. It’s aims to encourage people to think outside the box and move from observer to an entrepreneurial lifestyle.

Creating Innovators: The Making of Young People Who Will Change the World by Tony Wagner – A look into what made current innovators who they are and how we can use that to grow more innovators.

Make: The Best of: 75 Projects from the Pages of MAKE – This takes what makes the site MAKE great, the visually detailed instructions, and puts it onto paper into your hands. LOTS of photos, diagrams, and illustrations.

The Art of Tinkering by Karen Wilkinson and Mike Petrich – This is a unique book, even the cover is unique. The ink on the front conducts electricity! The subtitle of this one is “Meet 150+ Makers Working at the Intersection of Art, Science, & Technology.” A visually interesting book with lots of small snippets for those who don’t like reading long passages.

The Spirit of Invention by Julie M. Fenster – Another one to look into the history of science. This book profiles “thinkers, creators, and dreamers who formed our nation.” Want to know about how crayons came about? That is just one of the stories profiled here.

About Vicki Arnold

Vicki Arnold is a happily married, homeschooling mama of four great kids. She's a big fan of books, reading, and libraries. It was this life-long passion that led to the creation of The Library Adventure. She also blogs at Simply Vicki about books, homeschooling, gardening, and hopes to encourage other Christian women in their walk with Christ. You can learn more about Vicki on her about page.


  1. Great picks! They all look like books I’d like to grab 🙂

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