Best Science Books 2009: The Times

A pretty extensive list from The London Times, across multiple categories: science, stocking stuffers, biography, graphic novels and nature.

  • Mad Science: 100 Amazing Experiments From The History Of Science by Reto Schneider

  • How To Make A Tornado: The Strange And Wonderful Things That Happen When Scientists Break Free by The New Scientist
  • Bad Science by Ben Goldacre
  • Strange Fruit: Why Both Sides Are Wrong in the Race Debate by Kenan Malik
  • Your Inner Fish: The Amazing Discovery Of Our 375-Million-Year-Old Ancestor by Neil Shubin
  • The Greatest Show on Earth: The Evidence for Evolution by Richard Dawkins
  • Decoding the Heavens: A 2,000-Year-Old Computer–and the Century-Long Search to Discover Its Secrets by Jo Marchant
  • The Age of Wonder: How the Romantic Generation Discovered the Beauty and Terror of Science by Richard Holmes
  • What’s Next: Dispatches on the Future of Science edited by Max Brockman
  • A Passion for Nature: The Life of John Muir by Donald Worster
  • Logicomix: An Epic Search for Truth by Apostolos Doxiadis and Christos Papadimitriou, art by Alecos Papadatos and Annie Di Donna
  • The Magnetic North: Notes from the Arctic Circle by Sara Wheeler
  • To Sea and Back: The Heroic Life of the Atlantic Salmon by Richard Shelton
  • The Running Sky: A Bird-Watching Life by Tim Dee
  • A Sleepwalk on the Severn by Alice Oswald

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