Best Science Books 2010: New Scientist

Another list for your reading, gift giving and collection development pleasure. This is a compilation of picks from various writers on their Culture Lab blog.

  • The Poisoner’s Handbook: Murder and the Birth of Forensic Medicine in Jazz Age New York by Deborah Blum

  • Alex’s Adventures in Numberland: Dispatches from the Wonderful World of Mathematics by Alex Bellos
  • Angel of Death: The Story of Smallpox by Gareth Williams
  • The Species Seekers: Heroes, Fools, and the Mad Pursuit of Life on Earth by Richard Conniff
  • The Mind’s Eye by Oliver Wolf Sacks
  • The Music Instinct: How Music Works and Why We Can’t Do Without It by Philip Ball
  • Massive: The Hunt for the God Particle by Ian Sample
  • Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in Space by Mary Roach

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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