This website is linked to two books by Andrew Morris:
Getting to Grips with Science , published by Imperial College Press (London) in 2015. Available from Waterstones, Blackwells, Amazon, World Scientific and other booksellers, currently (Jan 2017) priced between £14 and £19 (paperback).
Why Icebergs Float: exploring science in everyday life, published by UCL Press (London) in 2016. Available as a downloadable pdf free of charge or paperback for £15.
Both books are based on the experience of running informal science discussion groups for people with no background in science. The former analyses the process and provides information to help the novice start to engage with scientific ideas. The second book recreates actual discussions that have taken place, giving voice to the queries and observations of ordinary people as they interact with the scientific ideas they are exploring.
For information about either book and a special Christmas offer contact the author at firstname.lastname@example.org
Reviews and feature articles about Why Icebergs Float: exploring science in everyday life
Chemistry world – review in the magazine of the Royal Society of Chemistry
Bookbag – review by a website that recommends books for the non-specialist reader
Physics education – review in a journal for teachers from the Institute of Physics
Education Journal – on page 24, a review in a journal for educationalists
School Science Review October 2017
Reviews and feature articles about Getting to Grips Science: a fresh approach for the curious
Times Educational Supplement (TES) two-page spread 27th February 2015
Independent newspaper – two-page spread 14th May 2015
New Statesman – book review 29th July 2105
Also reviews at the:
and, for subscribers, in Education Journal, Basic Skills Bulletin, School Science Review.
The website enables readers of the book to find further information about resources to support their enquiries. It offers ideas about books, websites and other resources based on recommendations from readers. You are invited to browse these and to add to them.