Science in Books

 I finished  Vicious recently, an X-men inspired novel where the protagonists kill themselves to gain powers. It doesn’t come off as very scientific, but they explained it using scientific knowledge. Adrenaline heightens the body’s senses, and depending on the death, can be elevated to significant levels. Thus, they kill themselves when their adrenaline is high; the adrenaline pushes them through death and back into life. With powers.

 I am currently reading The Hidden Life of Trees, a nonfiction book describing communication and cooperation amongst trees. It is written to be easily understood, and if you like nature, is fascinating. Tree roots orient their tips in the direction of sound at 220 hertz, way below human hearing levels. They also scream at that frequency when dehydrated!

One is a novel, another is nonfiction. Yet I read one after the other because I find the science intriguing. Science fiction often predicts what we will be able to sense and do in the future, just think of cellphones in Star Trek. But do we search for ways to mimic sci-fi, vice versa, or are they interdependent?  I believe that they are interdependent because creation is founded by the creator’s imagination, and the creator’s imagination is moved by what has come before.

What are some sci-fi or nonfiction science you have read recently? I would live to explore this some more.

In other news, I recently went to Redwood National and Yosemite in California. I’m thinking of starting a photo blog of what I saw there. I’m thinking of naming it NatureScreams or TanyaSights. Name Ideas?

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Tweeting Poetry

 

On The Path

On A Writer’s Path, they do Book Quote Corners, one of which struck me today.

“There’s no such thing as the life you’re supposed to have.”

 

All Our Wrong Todays, written by Elan Mastai

This struck me because I want to be an Author. I’m currently on the path to be an environmental lawyer. It would truly benefit the environment, but it’s not perfect for me, as I have led others to believe. I want to explore. This quote embodies that.

What does it mean to you?

Book Cover Colors

via Photo Challenge: It IS Easy Being Green! &https://nutfreenerd.com/2017/03/17/st-patricks-day-the-bookish-way/

I thought of this post way back on St. Patrick’s Day, when I would’ve done only green, but since so much time has passed I am doing multiple colors.

Green

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Highlights: The Hobbit Greatest fantasy story ever, although I admit I haven’t read LOTR in it’s entirety yet.

The Cat Ate My Jumpsuit  A tribute to teachers

The Tropic Of Serpents A dragon observer in a 18th century like world, sequel to A Natural History Of Dragons

Blue

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Highlight: The Little Prince Alien on different planets

Fire

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Highlights: Armageddon Summer Remember 2012? It’s like that but the families religiously believe that the world will end.

The Robe of Skulls An evilish witch orders a robe lined with skulls. That’s all I remember.