Best Science Books 2010: BoingBoing

Another list for your reading, gift giving and collection development pleasure. The list is a compilation of selections from all the different BB editors. I’m also only selecting 2010 books from their lists.

  • How to Teach Physics to Your Dog by Chad Orzel

  • Cognitive Surplus: Creativity and Generosity in a Connected Age by Clay Shirky
  • The Upside of Irrationality: The Unexpected Benefits of Defying Logic at Work and at Home by Dan Ariely
  • Invent Your Own Computer Games with Python by Al Sweigart
  • Bad Science: Quacks, Hacks, and Big Pharma Flacks by Ben Goldacre
  • Where Good Ideas Come From: The Natural History of Innovation by Steven Johnson
  • What Technology Wants by Kevin Kelly
  • The Master Switch: The Rise and Fall of Information Empires by Tim Wu
  • Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void by Mary Roach
  • Cooking for Geeks: Real Science, Great Hacks, and Good Food by Jeff Potter
  • Eating Animals by Jonathan Foer
  • Written in Stone: Evolution, the Fossil Record, and Our Place in Nature by Brian Switek
  • Superbug: The Fatal Menace of MRSA by Maryn McKenna
  • Brain Cuttings by Carl Zimmer
  • The Matchbox That Ate a Forty-Ton Truck: What Everyday Things Tell Us About the Universe by Marcus Chown
  • Six Degrees: Our Future on a Hotter Planet by Mark Lynes
  • The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot (here only)

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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