OFFICIAL BOOK SELECTION

THE SECRET LANGUAGE OF COLOR

THE SECRET LANGUAGE OF COLOR

BY: ARIELLE ECKSTUT AND JOANN ECKSTUT

Color defines much of our world… and it comes together as a combination of biology, chemistry, and physics. In The Secret Language of Color, hundreds of striking images detail the whole of our visible spectrum from minute life on our planet to masses in the cosmos. Mirror the research for Kevin’s “Invention of Blue” video as you whisk through explanations of the science and culture of color that will expose you to a universe more vivid than you’ve ever seen it before.
REALITY IS NOT WHAT IT SEEMS

REALITY IS NOT WHAT IT SEEMS

BY: CARLO ROVELLI

Carlo Rovelli is an Italian theoretical physicist and the head of the Quantum Gravity group at the Centre de Physique Théorique of Aix- Marseille University. Michael and I (Jake) have read this book multiple times and have used it for countless videos. Rovelli is able to take wonderfully dense and abstract concepts and explain them in a vivid, understandable way. ALSO: the cover design is simply phenomenal. We know you’ll love this book just as much as we do. Prepare to have your perception of reality . . . altered.
THE SCIENCE BOOK

THE SCIENCE BOOK

BY: DORLING KINDERSLEY AND JOHN FARNDON

Crack open this inventive visual take on astronomy, biology, chemistry, geology, physics and more. The Science Book features fascinating artwork, diagrams, and illustrations which help simplify complicated concepts ranging from genetic engineering to black holes.
CROSS-SECTIONS CASTLE

CROSS-SECTIONS CASTLE

BY: STEPHEN BIESTY

Dive into the inner workings of a medieval fortress and learn the Why, What, and When of castle life in both peace and war. The intricately detailed cross-section illustrations are like candy for your eyeballs
THE ELEMENTS

THE ELEMENTS

BY: THEODORE GREY

We are made of elements. Everything around us, the world we know, is made of those same things. We generally don’t get to see the elements in their pure form, especially not all 118 on the periodic table. This book gives you an incredible photographic look at the pieces that make up our universe. Not only do we get to see the elements in their true form, but also how they appear in the world around us. There is also information on each element’s atomic weight, density, atomic radius, and crystal structure in addition to its electron order filling, atomic emission spectrum, and states of matter at various temperatures. This book might just take you out of your normal element and into...Elements.
STUFF MATTERS

STUFF MATTERS

BY: MARK MIODOWINK

From a paper clip to a jet engine, our lives are filled with all kinds of materials, and that stuff...matters. Professor Mark Miodownik explores and explains why glass is see through, why elastic is stretchy, and how writing with a pencil on paper is a visible transfer of atoms. This really is a fantastic book and shines a light on all the materials and objects we use without thinking of their incredible origins. “Stuff Matters” has been an invaluable resource when researching certain Vsauce episodes and we think you’ll love it, as well, which is why this copy is adorned with the exclusive Curiosity Box seal.
PACKING FOR MARS

PACKING FOR MARS

BY: MARY ROACH

We are HUGE fans of Mary Roach’s work and this book is a funny and informative look at what it takes, and what we are doing, to get to Mars. Asking questions like: what happens if you vomit in your helmet during a space walk? Or is it possible for the human body to survive a bailout at 17,000 miles per hour?
FRUIT & SEEDS

FRUIT & SEEDS

BY: ROB KESSELER AND WOLFGANG STUPPY

From the largest (coco de mer, 23kg) to the smallest (orchid, 0.81 micrograms), seeds are incredible. They are plant embryos packed with genetic information and they come in an impressive variety of shapes. Fruit is, in every sense, the product of great labor. Serving a myriad of purposes, fruit ranges the gamut from deadly to delicious. Please enjoy this intricate look at selections from Rob Kesseler and Wolfgang Stuppy of the Millennium Seed Bank.
LIGHT: THE INVISIBLE SPECTRUM AND BEYOND

LIGHT: THE INVISIBLE SPECTRUM AND BEYOND

BY: KIMBERLY ARCAND AND MEGAN WATZKE

Light permeates our universe... and it's even inside us. Each chapter of "Light: The Visible Spectrum & Beyond" explores a different form of electromagnetic radiation with hundreds of full-color images to illuminate and fascinate.