Pictured is Max Sherman’s new book, ‘Science Snippets.’ Photo Provided.
Pictured is Max Sherman’s new book, ‘Science Snippets.’ Photo Provided.
Times-Union weekly columnist Max Sherman had two years of columns published in a book.

He is a medical writer and pharmacist retired from the medical device industry. He has taught college courses on regulatory and compliance issues at Ivy Tech, Grace College and Butler University. His column for the Times-Union, titled “Eclectic Science,” appears on the Lifestyles page Mondays.

Sherman’s book, titled “Science Snippets,” will be available on his website science-snippets.com/.

Sherman said he hopes the book, published through Outskirts Press, will also be available through Amazon.

According to the website, the book is the third of his series, which also includes “From Alzheimers to Zebrafish” and “Eclectic Science.” Sherman said the book will be around 400 pages and will be priced around $20.

There are several reasons Sherman said he put the book together.

One of the reasons he wrote the book is to give readers information on people in the science community they may not have heard about before.

Sherman said he wanted the book to more of way to have easy access to people in science. He said some of the people he has written columns on, he didn’t know a lot about or heard about before researching them for his column.

Sherman said, while he did it for his kids and grandchildren, he wanted to do it for young people to hopefully help them to be inquisitive.

“I’m concerned that with schools being closed, people aren’t being educated like they should be,” he said, noting he wants to help people to not only become more inquisitive, but also know more about science.

The last chapter in Sherman’s book talks about what science is.

“It’s a search for the search for the truth,” he said, noting there is a procedure in science, including using double-blind studies.

“I’m hoping that it creates interest in the subject I write on,” Sherman said.

He hopes people will look further into the subjects he writes about since he is limited to about 750 words in his columns.