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Science Literacy Week 2020: Woodward Library Book Recommendations

Science Literacy Week 2020: Woodward Library Book Recommendations

To celebrate Science Literacy Week, the Woodward/BMB Library team is sharing brief reviews of some of our favourite books on this year’s theme, biodiversity.   Braiding sweetgrass: Indigenous wisdom, scientific knowledge and the teachings of plants┬áby Robin Wall Kimmerer Braiding Sweetgrass beautifully blends personal stories with knowledge from many sources, asks questions, and prompts readers […]

Portrait of Sherrington

Sir Charles Sherrington Portrait

Sir Charles Scott Sherrington Portrait 1857-1952 Plaque Charles Scott SherringtonO.M., G.B.E. F.R.S., M.D.Physician – Poet – Philosopher and Friend of U.B.C.Portrait by R.G. EvesPresented by Carr Sherrington and family

Close up of the Norman Bethune tapestry

Norman Bethune Tapestry

This tapestry shows Canadian surgeon, Dr. Norman Bethune, operating in a little Buddist temple. He was assisting the 8th Route Army in 1939.

Florence Nightingale

Manuscripts: Florence Nightingale Letters

A collection of letters written by and to Florence Nightingale.

Photo of Charles D. Darwin from UBC Archives Photograph Collection

Manuscripts: Charles Darwin

Two collections of letters, written to and by Charles Darwin.

UBC Woodward Library acquired two collections containing letters to and from Charles Darwin, the well-known evolutionary biologist and originator of the concept of natural selection.