Archives for December, 2010

Best Science Books 2010: The New Yorker

Another list for your reading, gift giving and collection development pleasure. Four Fish: The Future of the Last Wild Food by Paul Greenberg Common as Air: Revolution, Art, and Ownership by Lewis Hyde The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer by Siddhartha Mukherjee The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot The…

Two recent announcements that are worth noting here. The first is for Digital Science, a Macmillan / Nature Publishing Group project involving some of the usual science online suspects like Timo Hannay and Kaitlin Thaney and some others in a really dynamic-looking multi-disciplinary team. The press release is here and the about page here. Digital…

Best Science Books 2010: Salon.com

Another bunch of shorter lists for your reading, gift giving and collection development pleasure. Salon.com The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot Concurring Opinions (Privacy books) The Peep Diaries: How We’re Learning to Love Watching Ourselves and Our Neighbors by Hal Niedzviecki The Facebook Effect by David Kirkpatrick Delete: The Virtue of Forgetting…

Powerpoint or Blackboard? (for presentations) Sharing Data on the Web The rise of scientific journalism Affirming Science’s Place (in anthropology) Introductory Research Course: Replicate a Paper Publishers, don’t pave that cow path: Lonely Planet’s Gus Balbontin on agility in the digital age Comparing potatoes and truffles Why Teens Don’t And Won’t Tweet The role of…

Best Science Books 2010: Amazon.ca

Another list for your reading, gift giving and collection development pleasure. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot The Tiger: A True Story of Vengeance and Survival by John Vaillant Packing For Mars by Mary Roach The Legacy by David Suzuki Four Fish: The Future of the Last Wild Food by Paul Greenberg…

Best Science Books 2010: New Statesman

Another list for your reading, gift giving and collection development pleasure. I’ve cobbled this together from the critic-by-critic list I point to above. You Are Not a Gadget: a Manifesto by Jaron Lanier The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot The Ego Tunnel: The Science of the Mind and the Myth of the…

Another list for your reading, gift giving and collection development pleasure. Atlantic: Great Sea Battles, Heroic Discoveries, Titanic Storms, and a Vast Ocean of a Million Stories by Simon Winchester Colossus: Hoover Dam and the Making of the American Century by Michael Hiltzik Deep Blue Home: An Intimate Ecology of Our Wild Ocean by Julia…

Another list for your reading, gift giving and collection development pleasure. This list is the Holiday Reading list from the Toronto Star Public Policy Forum, picked from individual lists in today’s print newspaper. Bizarrely, I wasn’t able to find the list online. Where Good Ideas Come From: The Natural History of Innovation by Steven Johnson…

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…

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