Best Science Books 2010: The Economist

Another list for your reading, gift giving and collection development pleasure.

  • Country Driving: A Journey Through China from Farm to Factory by Peter Hessler

  • A Vast Machine: Computer Models, Climate Data, and the Politics of Global Warming by Paul Edwards
  • Biology is Technology: The Promise, Peril, and New Business of Engineering Life by Rob Carlson
  • The Rational Optimist: How Prosperity Evolves by Matt Ridley
  • Where Good Ideas Come From: The Natural History of Innovation by Steven Johnson
  • What Technology Wants by Kevin Kelly
  • The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer by Siddhartha Mukherjee

I’m always looking for recommendations and notifications of book lists as they appear in various media outlets. If you see one that I haven’t covered, please let me know at jdupuis at yorku dot ca or in the comments.

I am picking up a lot of lists from Largehearted Boy.

Earlier entries in this year’s list of lists can be found here and the 2009 summary post here.

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