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@sle ONLINE: The Association for the Study of Literature and Environment

The Association for the Study of Literature and Environment (ASLE) cultivates "the exchange of ideas" relevant to the study of "literature that considers the relationship between human beings and the natural world." @sle ONLINE provides an abundance of resources for the critical analysis of literary nonfiction, nature poetry, environmental fiction, and ecocriticism. This site features over 150...

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Science Books Vie for Big Prize

Scientists and science fans, it's time to make your summer reading lists. This BBC Online site contains brief reviews of the twelve books (six of them children's) on the shortlist for this year's Aventis Prize for science books. One of the judges, author and former Booker Prize judge Maggie Gee, said of the finalists: "There are more ideas in these books than I find in contemporary fiction." The... The Culture of Science in Fiction & Fact

Some might be asking themselves: “What is LabLit?” is “…dedicated to real laboratory culture and to the portrayal and perceptions of that culture-science, scientists and labs-in fiction, the media and across popular culture.” Edited by the researcher Jennifer Rohn, the site contains a cornucopia of material ranging from humor pieces about laboratory life and culture, interviews with...
Harry Potter's World: Renaissance Science, Magic, and Medicine

From the U.S. National Library of Medicine comes Harry Potter's World: Renaissance Science, Magic, and Medicine. This digital exhibition highlights the relationships between the magic depicted in the Harry Potter universe and the "Renaissance traditions that played an important role in the development of Western science, including alchemy, astrology, and natural philosophy." Here, readers will...
Poetry in Science

Literature enthusiasts and science aficionados alike may appreciate Poetry in Science, an ongoing collaboration between Nautilus Magazine (featured in the 2-06-2015 Scout Report) and the public television series and educational initiative Poetry in America. Launched in May 2019, Poetry in Science aims to "illuminate the rich shared history of poetry and science in [the United States]," in an...
Scheherazade Speaks Science

Dive into "inspiring stories about space and science," with Scheherazade Speaks Science. This publication was founded by astrophysicist Ghina M. Halabi, who recognized that "the world needs science and science needs more women." The site gets its name from the story of Scheherazade, a character from the book of Islamic Golden Age folktales One Thousand and One Nights, who uses storytelling as a...