6 Notable Science Books I’ve Read in 2021

From botany to physics - these titles got me through the year

Cátia Matos
5 min readJan 19, 2022

Welcome, 2022!

I wanted to start this year with a review of the science books that inspired me. I plan to add up to the list and complete it with the review of some classics as well.

Read it all at home and while on lockdown. There’s no specific order to this list. The simplest writing and the throwbacks kept me motivated and hopefully, you can find your next read here too.

1. The Nation of Plants

by Stefano Mancuso

(2019, 144 pages)

Dr. Mancuso gives us an ode to the plant kingdom and records in it the Letter for Plants Rights. The book has eight articles stating how these rights are interlinked to an established plant nation. It brings to mind how plants made their place on this planet and deserve their expression.

A quick read which recalls the qualities and support system that this kingdom created for other organisms. How the feedback loop and hierarchical chain of events are sustained by plant life. This book is a much-needed exercise to recall and convert anyone to the importance of the natural green world.



Cátia Matos

Movement Ecology Ph.D / Lecturer in Spatial Ecology / Publishing about research, data and life.