Best Science Books 2013: New Scientist

Every year for the last bunch of years I’ve been linking to and posting all the “year’s best sciencey books” lists that I can find around the web in various media outlets.

From the beginning it’s been a pretty popular service so I’m happy to continue it. The previous posts for all the 2013 lists are here.

This time it’s New Scientist The best science books of 2013.

  • Big Data: A revolution that will transform how we live, work and think by Viktor Mayer-Schönberger and Kenneth Cukier

  • Forecast: What physics, meteorology, and the natural sciences can teach us about economics by Mark Buchanan
  • The Anatomy of Violence: The biological roots of crime by Adrian Raine
  • The Bonobo and the Atheist: In search of humanism among the primates by Frans de Waal
  • Ginkgo: The tree that time forgot by Peter Crane
  • The Universe in the Rearview Mirror: How hidden symmetries shape reality by Dave Goldberg
  • A Tale of Seven Elements by Eric Scerri
  • The Bet: Paul Ehrlich, Julian Simon, and our gamble over Earth’s future by Paul Sabin
  • Beyond the God Particle by Leon Lederman and Christopher Hill
  • Experiencing Art: In the brain of the beholder by Arthur Shimamura
  • The Falling Sky: Words of a Yanomami shaman by Davi Kopenawa and Bruce Albert (translated by Nicholas Elliott and Alison Dundy)

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 most of my lists from Largehearted Boy. The summary post for 2012 books is here and all the posts for 2012 can be found here.

And if you wish to support my humble list-making efforts, run on over to Amazon, take a look at Quiet or Steve Jobs or The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks or maybe even something else from the today’s list.

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