|I'd better schedule a trip to the library. (Redondo Beach Main Library)|
Every year over the last decade, I've made a point of reading nonfiction books on scientific topics. My academic background is in the liberal arts and fine arts. Science was not a subject in which I excelled. I grew tired of being totally ignorant about a vitally important aspect of modern life. So, I began a long, informal process of self-education in the sciences.
The Royal Society Winton Prize shortlist is one source of input that I use to sharpen my science literacy. The nominees for 2011 were recently announced.
Here's the list:
Woo hoo!!! Looks like some fun reading is in my future. ;-)