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Why do I do video book reviews of popular science books? My college students
encouraged me to make podcasts, but, like most, I am not happy with my voice, so threw that idea away immediately One day,
I had a camcorder, thinking that I could try vlogging. But what science information could I possibly share? Stem cells? Tissue
someone was doing that. Wait! I had just read a great science
book, I'll tell people about that! Two takes later, a video! These are some of my favorite book reviews for various reasons, not always having
to do with the books themselves. Enjoy!
Click on the thumbnail to watch the video
Jonah Lehrer's books
was a Neuroscientist
How We Decide
Clifford Pickover's The Math Book
John Graham Cumming's Geek Atlas
(and Engineering) Books
The Well Dressed
Theo Gray's Mad Science
In the lab for this one.
The sound is terrible, I admit it!
My first review!
Barbara Oakley's Evil
A selection of compediums
read French science books!
Spots on the Map
Ben Goldacre's Bad Science
Lies, Damned Lies and
I want to create a video series
concepts in Sherry's book!
The book reviews were usually filmed in the office using
natural daylight from a large window, so light quality varied, depending on the day. If filmed in the lab, usually there
was poor sound. About the doll: Top Model Doll Teresa is a gift from my daughter as a wink of the eye to my former profession.
She's a snarky, sharp witted alter ego. Her heart belongs to Jonah Lehrer. I don't use a script, sometimes a note or two,
but otherwise, it is extemporaneous speaking. I turn on the camera, think about what I love about the book and tell you about
it. Videos are sometimes long and I'm getting better at making them shorter! I've learned a lot about editing videos. Production
values are maybe not professional quality every time, but hey, it is just me, and I have a day job and four kids!