Archives for November, 2010

This list is from SFGate / San Francisco Chronicle and is drawn from their nonfiction, architecture and nature lists. The Wave: In Pursuit of the Rogues, Freaks, and Giants of the Ocean by Susan Casey Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void by Mary Roach Atlantic: Great Sea Battles, Heroic Discoveries,…

New Models for University Presses What do we want copyright to do? Price of tap water x 2000 + plastic bottles + manufactured demand = The Story of Bottled Water Thursday Threads: Google Scholar Coverage, Effective Meetings, Librarians as Obstacles, Cable TV Gender Bias, Sexism, and the Science Cheerleaders Academia.edu Launches A Directory Of 12,500…

The Science of Blogging

Via Bora Zivkovic, I see that there’s a new blog in town — this one devoted to the joys of scientists blogging to advance their work. It’s called Science of Blogging and it’s by Peter Janiszewski and Travis Saunders who blog at Obesity Panacea. I’ll let them explain their mission: Social media provides a tremendous…

I have a whole pile of science-y book reviews on two of my older blogs, here and here. Both of those blogs have now been largely superseded by or merged into this one. So I’m going to be slowly moving the relevant reviews over here. I’ll mostly be doing the posts one or two per…

If The New York Times list is the big one in the US and probably over all, then the Globe list is the big one in Canada. Interestingly, it’s another list that’s been a bit spotty on science coverage in the past but that seems to have reformed it’s ways. The Mind’s Eye by Oliver…

I have a whole pile of science-y book reviews on two of my older blogs, here and here. Both of those blogs have now been largely superseded by or merged into this one. So I’m going to be slowly moving the relevant reviews over here. I’ll mostly be doing the posts one or two per…

Whenever I’m feeling lazy about digging up something for these weekly (yes, I did just type weakly and then correct myself) posts, I always know that The Onion will save my bacon. And who knows, maybe one day The Bacon will save my onion. In any case, submitted for your approval, Pop Culture Expert Surprisingly…

Best Science Books 2010: Chapters Indigo

Another list, this time from the Chapters.Indigo.ca site. The Tiger: A True Story Of Vengeance And Survival by John Vaillant The Wave: In The Pursuit Of The Rogues, Freaks And Giants Of The Ocean by Susan Casey The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to our Brains by Nicholas Carr The Emperor of All Maladies:…

It’s the big one, probably the most important “best of” list of the year — The New York Times. Often a bit spotty on it’s science-y coverage, let’s see how they fare this year: Common as Air: Revolution, Art, and Ownership by Lewis Hyde Country Driving: A Journey Through China From Farm to Factory by…

A couple more shorts lists. HistoryNet Rival Rails: The Race to Build America’s Greatest Transcontinental Railroad by Walter Borneman DC-3: A Legend In Her Time-A 75th Anniversary Photographic Tribute by Bruce McAllister Air Power: The Men, Machines, and Ideas that Revolutionized War, from Kitty Hawk to Iraq By Stephen Budiansky O Magazine The Immortal Life…

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