Half a century ago, American biologist Rachel Carson wrote a series of reportages in the New Yorker Magazine, which exposed the impacts and dangerous threats of insecticides that were widely used in the US at that time. These articles were later combined into a book title Shadow of Death Falls on a Town, which became a bestseller and led to controversy and worldwide campaign for the environment. It also sparked the interest in science in the American people, even before Stephen Hawking, one of the most well-known physicists in the world, would launched his book A Brief History of Time in 1988. Hawking’s book was a big hit, selling over ten million copies worldwide. Today, popular science books or scientific books written for the general public is on the rise in popularity. By attaching the adjective ‘popular’ to it, science suddenly seems more accessible and more fun. Another example of books written in everyday language that help us to understand science very well is Bill Bryson’s A Short History of Nearly Everything, which came out in 2003.