Friday, 3 March 2017

(Non-Fiction) I Love Science by Rachel Ignotofsky

(I was grateful to have recieved this for review through Netgalley however this in no way influences my review of the book. Also, I know I usually review fiction but as a female maths and physics nerd I couldn't miss out on the oppertunity to review this!)

I Love Science

by Rachel Ignotofsky

Released: 7th March 2017
Publisher: Ten Speed Press
Genres: Non-Fiction, YA, Science, Journal
Other books by Rachel Ignotofsky:
Women in Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed the World
Goodreads Description:
A guided journal for young women and girls based on Rachel Ignotofsky's inspiring illustrated book Women in Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed the World. Colorful and charmingly illustrated, the Women in Science Journal encourages young women and girls to ponder the world and the daily ins and outs of their lives. Opening with a short reference section that contains basic equations, the periodic table, basic HTML codes, and a measurement converter, the journal then invites the user to write and dream through writing prompts like, "What is a challenge you've overcome recently?" and inspirational quotes from notable women who've achieved greatness in the science, technology, mathematics, and engineering (STEM) fields, such as famous primatologist Jane Goodall's, "Only when our clever brain and our human heart work together can we reach our full potential."

My Review

After the first few pages of this book I had tears in my eyes. The formula pages at the front are absolutely beautiful, and a sight for sore eyes for someone used to Ariel font, block-text pages when it comes to the sciences. The main thing I love about this book is how it proves that science is creative to girls and young women who might, through no fault of their own, have been mislead to think it's a square, boring and uninspiring subject. It's a shame that, in the society we live in, it takes actually being into science to understand how much creative freedom there is for the mind within the subject.

A second thing I love about this book: It doesn't just do the traditional inspire women into science, it inspires people to learn, to enjoy learning, and to follow their curiosity wherever it takes them. The world is too full of people who think you have to be interested in one thing, and "I Love Science" provides an oppertunity for the reader to learn about all the things within science that interest them: Maths, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Computer Science and everything inbetween.

This book could provide inspiration for both young women who are unsure of their future career paths, and women already in a scientific career. It awakens a childlike curiosity within the reader, taking them to the pure and simple place where the best ideas are formed. I definitely recommend "I Love Science" to anyone with a remote interest in science/maths as a way to reawaken that creative and curious spark within you.

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Abi Ainley

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