San Francisco Chronicle - (Sunday)
Adventures in science for curious kids
Science matters. In the past year, we have learned that lesson the hard way. Just consider the coronavirus pandemic and the disastrous consequences of ignoring public health directives derived from scientific research. No mask, no protection and many unnecessary deaths.
Perhaps like firefighters after 9/11, scientists will finally garner the hero status they deserve. After all, in this crisis, they are on the front lines of lifesaving patient care and research. Often with broader points to make, some new books spotlight the realm of their vital work — from physical to life science, from micro to macro worlds.