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A book list for sharing science (and supporting local stores)

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Curious about this field and want to learn more? Looking for activities to try with youth? Deeply involved and want to read up on specific topics from colleagues?

This book list is a snapshot of great titles from across the field, a good starting point for finding your next read (or a gift for a friend).

Your purchases on our store support CSA and the science we share together in this field.

Our store is our most comprehensive list. However, a few good titles are not available on that site at this time. Below are links to those titles on Amazon. If you are an Amazon shopper, you can make the most of your purchases (any purchases!) by selecting CSA as your favorite charitable organization and placing your orders via The donations back to CSA add up, and help grow this field.

Popular non-fiction

Citizen Science: How Ordinary People are Changing the Face of Discovery
by Caren Cooper, 2016

The Origin of Science: On the Evolutionary Roots of Science and its Implications for Self-Education and Citizen Science
by Louis Liebenberg, 2013

For educators or families

Citizen Science: 15 Lessons That Bring Biology to Life, 6-12
by Nancy M. Trautmann and Jennifer Fee, 2013 (Bookshop | Amazon)

Citizen Science Guide for Families: Taking Part in Real Science
by Greg Landgraf, 2013 (Bookshop | Amazon)


Analyzing the Role of Citizen Science in Modern Research (Advances in Knowledge Acquisition, Transfer, and Management)
By Luigi Ceccaroni and Jaume Piera, eds., 2016 (Bookshop | Amazon)

One thought on “A book list for sharing science (and supporting local stores)

  • One book that is older, but very exciting is “The Meaning of Everything” by Simon Winchester. It turns out that thousands of citizens volunteered to send in excerpts of word use in order to build the Oxford English Dictionary. An example of citizen science that many don’t understand. Here is a delightful video of Winchester. He starts talking about the volunteers at about 20 minutes in or so.

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