‘A great day of science’: Alyssa Bhatti, PhD, of the Oxford Centre for the Advancement of Science, talks about the new book ‘The Science of Pandoras’
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In The Science of Pandora: How to Create the Perfect Book for the Internet, Oxford University Press author Alyssas Bhattit, PhD discusses the new new book, The Science Of Pandoras, with Opensource contributor Matt Crampton.
“Pandoras is one of the most important stories in the history of science,” she says.
“We have this huge, rich, diverse ecosystem of animals, plants, and microbes, and it is so fascinating to discover that there are other species out there, too.
That’s why we want to tell the story of how the world got to where we are today.”
The book has been released in bookstores and online as part of the annual Oxford Science Festival.
Bhattit’s book focuses on how to create a new type of book that is accessible to the general public, while also being a good read for science students and professionals.
“We hope to make it accessible to everyone,” she said.
“It is a really great read for students, too, and scientists.
There’s also a section of the book about how to do that, but we’re trying to focus more on the students themselves, who might not be as knowledgeable about biology as scientists are, so we’re hoping to give them some guidance.”
For example, in one chapter, she explains how to design a book that can be read by a student as well as a teacher.
“For me, it’s really important to make sure that the book is accessible and fun for everyone.
It has to be enjoyable for everyone, even if you are a scientist, and there’s lots of examples in the book where people have actually written books that were really fun and easy to read for a science teacher or even a scientist,” she explains.
Bhatti says she hopes that her book will inspire people to take more interest in science and the environment, and that they can help shape the future of the planet.
As the title suggests, the book also looks at pandora.com, which she says was created to help scientists learn more about pandoras species.
“It’s a great site, because they have a whole collection of images that you can take a picture of,” she explained.
“You can take some of these photos and make a website that you share it with the public, which can be a really interesting resource for people.
It can really help to understand what species these species are and what they do.”
Bhattite also said that she hopes her book is not only a great book, but also an important one, and encourages anyone who wants to read more about the book to read through it.
“There are so many people that are really passionate about pandora, and if we can help inspire people who are passionate about science to read the book, that’s really really important,” she adds.
“I’m really looking forward to it and I think that the readers are going to enjoy it.”
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