The Secret Life of Lobster: How Fishermen and Scientists Are Unraveling the Mysteries of Our Favorite Crustacean – by Trevor Corson
This book gave me a new appreciation for our friends in the sea, the great American lobster. Trevor Corson provides all sorts of information about the lobster’s unusual anatomy, eating habits and mating rituals. There are two main groups of human characters in Corson’s book: the lobstermen of Little Cranberry Island off the coast of Maine and the scientists who have dedicated their lives to the study of the lobsters habits and behaviors in hopes of increasing their populations. In the end the two groups of people have to come together to work on solving the problem of the declining lobster population.
A Short History of Nearly Everything
by Bill Bryson
In this funny book on the history of science, Bill Bryson gives readers a behind-the-scenes look at the people and events surrounding some of the world’s greatest scientific discoveries. Bryson tries to do what most textbooks never manage to do: explain the context of science in a way that is relevant and understandable to the average person.