It’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of reading. I read on trains, in bed, in the bath, on buses… everywhere I can. Often it’s crime fiction or history of religion, but sometimes I will branch out into something more scientific. Almost inevitably, I enjoy any books I read about science. Of course it depends on the kind of science – I find physics fascinating, but am less enthralled by biology or chemistry – but it’s nice to have a bit of brain-stretching from time to time. Which is why I found the idea of the Google Science Fair really interesting. Kids from all over the world can compete to win a host of fantastic prizes. The competition has been running since January and will close on the 4th of April; it’s being judged by Nobel laureates, tech visionaries and household names in science.
My top three:
Shadows of the Mind
In my Top Five Books of All Time, and for a good reason: it’s fantastic… (more)
The Fabric of Reality
One of those books that will take your world view, twist it into a tight cord, tie a javelin around it and hurl it far into the distance…(more)
The Large, the Small and the Human Mind
An excellent and accessible introduction to his own theories of quantum physics and its implications for the concept of mind… (more)
There’s a load more info on the site, and you can watch the video below to get an idea of the thoughts behind the competition.
In the meantime, I’d be interested to hear which books you find the most inspirational, and why?