Best Science Books 2009:

Oddly and interestingly, has a different list that the US parent.

  • The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind: Creating Currents of Electricity & Hope by William Kamkwamba

  • Fordlandia: The Rise and Fall of Henry Ford’s Forgotten Jungle City by Greg Grandin
  • Wicked Plants: A Book of Botanical Atrocities by Amy Stewart
  • The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon by David Grann
  • Green Metropolis by David Owen
  • Why Your World Is About to Get a Whole Lot Smaller by Jeff Rubin
  • Sea Sick: The Global Ocean in Crisis by Alanna Mitchell

This is one of the last lists I’ll do for 2009 — there are one or two more that will come later in the year but most of the lists that will be published have been. As such, I most likely have enough data such that in the coming days I’ll be compiling all the books from all the lists and coming out with a master list of the lists. Should be interesting to see which books were popular enough to appear on multiple year’s best lists.


  1. #1 Ed Creager
    January 27, 2010

    Mostly because of their affordability, I would say the “EasyTerms” series on scientific terminology belongs on this list. People can, of course, do a web search to find out about them.

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