ScienceWriters bookstore

Primary tabs

The NASW bookstore sells books, music, video, software, and other merchandise via Every purchase you make on Amazon can support NASW programs and services: Just go to when you start your shopping. Books featured below were written by NASW members or reviewed in ScienceWriters magazine. Appearance here does not indicate endorsement.

Jan Yager

For everyone who has ever wondered why friends hurt or reject them, Jan Yager's book provides insights and advice to help them understand and cope with problematic friendships. Based on her extensive original research, Yager, a sociologist and friendship expert, tells why, when, and how to let go of bad friends as well as how to develop enriching and rewarding friendships.

Peter D'Epiro and Mary Desmond Pinkowish

Everyone knows the difficulty of things that are exquisite and well done," the Renaissance philosopher Baldassare Castiglione once remarked. "So to have facility in such things gives rise to the greatest wonder." Italians call that artful facility sprezzatura, a term Mary Desmond Pinkowish, a senior editor at Patient Care, and her co-author maintain well describes the nation's genius.

Hasia R. Diner and Beryl Lieff Benderly

The story of Jewish women in America begins in September 1654, and continues, unbroken, to today. In those three-and-a-half centuries, millions of mothers, wives, sisters and daughters have helped build and nourish families, businesses, charitable institutions, synagogues, schools, labor unions, and many other things that enrich and define life in America.

Richard Robinson, ed.

A four-volume encyclopedia for high school students. Its 432 entries, ranging from Active Transport to Zoology Researcher, were written by professional biologists and by science writers.

Fred Jerome

Fred Jerome, who writes a column on science and media for Technology Review, enlisted the aid of The Litigation Group to help him obtain the 1500-page FBI file for this book. From Einstein's arrival in the U.S. in 1933 until his death in 1955, Jerome writes, the FBI, with the help of several other federal agencies, collected "derogatory information," in an effort to undermine Einstein's influence and destroy his prestige.

Trent Stephens and Rock Brynner

Rock Brynner, a historian and former road manager for The Band and for Bob Dylan, and Trent Stephens, professor of anatomy and embryology at Idaho State University, teamed up to present the past and the present of the powerful drug thalidomide. They ask and answer the question, "Could a substance that killed and deformed thousands be the next miracle drug?"

Susan Shay

A typical American uses and pays for at least 10 services a month, according to Susan Shay, which are at various times intimately involved with physical, mental, financial, and social well-being. She gives information on how to assess what kinds of education, certification, licensing, and experience are required or desirable in each trade or profession.

Scott Witt

Scott Witt is a business journalist and market researcher who has filled this book with hints to aid memorization. For example, he advises quiz cards that help you when you need to learn a lot of information fast and "want all of it on the tip of your tongue ready to be used at an instant's notice."