Does physics bring to mind tough college classes and scientists covering chalkboards with long equations? While it’s an advanced science, it is also a fascinating field with many new ideas for your patrons to explore. People of all kinds are curious about how the universe works, and physics is the very root of all physical science. Physicists study matter, energy, and forces. The laws of physics explain how objects interact on every scale, from the subatomic to the galactic. Learning about physics is not just entertaining—it’s an important component of science literacy. Citizens with a basic understanding of science are prepared to make critical decisions about vital issues like climate change and energy source policy.
Douglas Brinkley’s Cronkite, Bram Stoker’s Dracula, Chester Himes’s A Rage in Harlem, L. Ron Hubbard’s Trouble on His Wings, and Elton John’s Love Is the Cure are among the diverse range of 142 audiobooks contending for the 2013 Audie Awards® in 28 categories, which the Audio Publishers Association (APA) announced February 19. “It is always […]
Registration is opening soon for the 2013 LJ Day of Dialog, and you’ll definitely want an alert! This year’s event, which brings together librarians, publishers, vendors, and authors for discussion of issues affecting the book and library world today, takes place on Wednesday, May 29, at the McGraw-Hill Auditorium—the day before the BookExpo America exhibits […]
This will be the last Prepub Alert in 2012; there will be no newsletters on December 24 and December 31. January is shaping up to be a brisk month, though. Aside from my standard coverage, in this case of July 2013 titles, I’m working on a big spring and early summer mystery roundup, National Poetry […]