v. read (rd), read·ing, reads
To examine and grasp the meaning of written or printed characters, words, or sentences; to utter or render aloud written or printed material; to discern and interpret the nature or significance of through close examination or sensitive observation.
Light bouncing from this webpage goes through the lens of your eye, hitting the retina and creating electric signals zipping into the left cerebrum, where the images are interpreted as words, and meaning. We here at the Exploratorium love books of all kinds. Our Read section is filled with science, art, and how-to-books. From books on the periodic table, anatomy, gardening, human behavior, sports, perception, hands-on books to engage little readers—browsing our library will fire your imagination.