Meyer, Anna Jane
A visit to any major bookstore reveals a group of books that fit within the genre entitled ‘Popular
Science’. On these shelves, a diverse collection of texts can be found, on topics as varied as
evolution, space travel, astronomy, biography and science history. Defined here as ‘books about
science which do not require a specialist knowledge in the subject of the book in order to be read,
enjoyed and understood’, popular science books are a significant science communication medium.
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