Recommended reading list

The Library has launched a project to promote the reading of books of a scientific nature with a review of selected books.

Check out on Youtube the recommended reading list of Arturo DSF, the mascot of our library, you can borrow here the books suggested! 

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Books reviewed by Arturo:

Alla scoperta di Ascanio Sobrero by Giuseppe Garbarino

A short history of (nearly) everything by Bill Bryson

The Drunkard’s Walk by Leonard Mlodinow

Dancing naked in the Mind Field by Kary Mullis

In search of Memory by Eric Kandel

Guns, Germs and Steel by Jared Diamond

The Periodic Table by Primo Levi

 Napoleon’s Buttons by Penny Le Couteur and Jay Burreson

Cantor’s dilemma  by Carl Djerassi

Viruses and bacteria by Michele La Placa

Surely you’re joking, Mr. Feynman!: adventures of a curious character, and What do you care what other people think? by Richard Feynman

Why does asparagus make your pee smell? by Andy Brunning

LSD my problem child by Albert Hofmann

Encyclopedia of Chemistry by Icilio Guareschi with interview of prof. Alberto Minassi

La scienza in pasticceria by Dario Bressanini

La chimica della bellezza by Piersandro Pallavicini

Il trucco c'è e si vede by Beatrice Mautino

The Double Helix by James Watson