Best Science Books 2010: io9

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

  • On the Origin of Species: The Illustrated Edition by Charles Darwin with David Quammen

  • The Six-Cornered Snowflake by Johannes Kepler
  • The Disappearing Spoon: And Other True Tales of Madness, Love, and the History of the World from the Periodic Table of the Elements by Sam Kean
  • Star Vistas: A Collection of Fine Art Astrophotography by Greg Parker and Noel Carboni
  • America In Space: NASA’s First Fifty Years by Steven Dick, Robert Jacobs, Constance Moore, and Bertram Ulrich
  • Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void by Mary Roach
  • Sizing up the Universe: The Cosmos in Perspective by J. Richard Gott and Robert J. Vanderbei
  • The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
  • Wicked Plants: The Weed That Killed Lincoln’s Mother and Other Botanical Atrocities by Amy Stewart
  • Breaking the Time Barrier: The Race to Build the First Time Machine by Jenny Randles

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.

Comments

  1. #1 escort bayan
    December 30, 2010

    All the world is preparing to enter the new year this coming year of 2011 to spend a year full of peace I wish you happiness

  2. #2 Vasili
    December 30, 2010

    I really enjoy “Breaking the Time Barrier”!
    Wish you all Happy New Year!

  3. #3 Bill Bolivia
    December 31, 2010

    Thanks very much for those recommendations. Our local library–wonderfully–has two among their current holdings (I do adore our library system, truly one of the great ones in the U.S.).

    So, being first in the queue, in the next week, I’ll settle in each night with Amy’s *Wicked Plants…*

    Ah, books, we do love’em!

    Bill Bolivia

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