NEW DELHI: Secretary, Department of Science and Technology, Prof. Ashutosh Sharma released four popular science books published by Vigyan Prasar in New Delhi.
The books released were ‘Voyage to Antarctica’, ‘Story of Consciousness’, ‘An Autobiography of Moon’ and ’Sambhu Nath De – The Discovery of Cholera Toxin’.
Prof. Ashutosh Sharma said that popular science books serve an important purpose of science communication. He pointed out that the efforts of Shambhu Nath De in discovering the Cholera Toxin are not known in his own country. The book on Shambhu Nath De may try to change that situation. Prof. Sharma said that the book ‘Voyage to Antarctica’ may serve as one of the authentic books on Antarctica.
He said, The book Story of Consciousness explains how human consciousness has evolved over millions of years, marking a paradigm shift in the journey of humankind from the physical to the mental, a shift that would henceforth determine the onward march of civilization. The book, An Autobiography of Moon has a storytelling format, where, the moon is telling its characteristics to the readers.’ The book will be attractive to young readers, said Prof. Sharma.
Addressing the gathering, Director, Vigyan Prasar, Dr. Nakul Parashar said that the primary focus of publication of books is to popularise science communication and take the message of science to the society.
An Autobiography of Moon 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.