Four New Science Books Published by Vigyan Prasar
Four new science books have been
released by Vigyan Prasar, an autonomous institute of the Department of Science
and Technology (DST). They are Voyage to Antarctica, Story of Consciousness, An
autobiography of the Moon and Shambhu Nath De.
Voyage to Antarctica chronicles (Author: Dr Felix Bast) is a first-hand experience during the expedition to Antarctica as part of the 36th Indian Scientific Expedition to Antarctica (ISEA) that he undertook during 2016-17. This book narrates the Antarctic expedition chronologically right from the inspiration for undertaking the expedition, acclimatization training at the Himalayas and so on till many months after the completion of the expedition to assess the effect of the expedition on the author's personal and professional life.
Story of Consciousness (Author Dr
Govind Bhattacharya) focuses on multiple disciplines like biology,
neuroscience, psychology, semiotics, linguistics, philosophy and even theology
related to human consciousness. This book is third of the trilogy following
Story of Universe and Story of Evolution. This book is basically a story about
the evolution of human.
An Autobiography of Moon (Author
Dr Ramesh Shishu) deals with a lot of those secrets like its origin, how it
changes its shape daily, why only half of it can be seen, and lots more.
Especially discussing all these difficult things in autobiography style will
make this book more attractive to young readers.
Shambhu Nath De-The Discovery of Cholera Toxin (Author Dr MSS Murthy) is about the great inventor S N De, who contributed a lot to get rid of the cholera epidemic and save our society. Life and works of this great scientist discussed in this book with some unknown side and untold stories.