Archives for December, 2010

Another bunch of lists for your reading, gift giving and collection development pleasure. Vancouver Sun Drowning in Oil: BP & the Reckless Pursuit of Profit by Loren Steffy How the Scots Invented the Modern World The True Story of How Western Europe’s Poorest Nation Created Our World & Everything in It by Arthur Herman The…

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…

Another list for your reading, gift giving and collection development pleasure. The Tunguska Mystery by Vladimir Rubtsov Coming Climate Crisis? Consider the Past, Beware the Big Fix by Claire L Parkinson How It Ends: From You to the Universe by Chris Impey Lake Views: This World and the Universe by Steven Weinberg The Quants: How…

Best Science Books 2010: Library Journal

Another list for your reading, gift giving and collection development pleasure. FWIW, this tends to be the most important list for me every year in terms of collection development. The Vertical Farm: The New Urban Agriculture by Despommier, Dickson Not a Chimp: The Hunt for the Genes That Make Us Human by Taylor, Jeremy Pandora’s…

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 Both of those blogs have now been largely superseded by or merged into this one.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…

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 Both of those blogs have now been largely superseded by or merged into this one.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…

(Some) Principles of Computational Science The State of Open Source US Trade Wholesale Electronic Book Sales Strata Gems: Five data blogs you should read Science Bloggers: Diversifying the news The Four Sons of digital curation Lots of Markets, Lots of Business Models Copyright and Open Access for Academic Works Do You Want Fries with That…

Nice article by Rob Mifsud in the Globe and Mail the other day combining two of my favourite things: food and books! First, some pointers. Ditch the superstore and head to a shop that specializes in cookbooks. As Jonathan Cheung, co-owner of Appetite for Books in Montreal, points out: “I have personally cooked out of…

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…

#ArsenicLife #Fail: A teachable moment

For those that haven’t heard about the NASA/arsenic bacteria story that’s been exploding all over the science blogosphere over the last couple of weeks, I like the summary over at Jonathan Eisen’s Tree of Life blog: NASA announced a major press conference at the conference they discussed a new Science paper claiming to show the…

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