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.
- The Universe in the Rear-View Mirror by Dave Goldberg
- Newton’s Football: The Science Behind America’s Game by Anissa Ramirez and Allen St. John
- Five Billion Years of Solitude: The Search for Life Among the Stars by Lee Billings
- Love and Math: The Heart of Hidden Reality by Edward Frenkel
- An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth: What Going to Space Taught Me About Ingenuity, Determination, and Being Prepared for Anything by Chris Hadfield
- The Theoretical Minimum: What You Need to Know to Start Doing Physics by Leonard Susskind and George Hrabovsky
- Angry Birds, Furious Forces: The Physics at Play in the World’s Most Popular Game by Rhett Allain
- Neutrino Hunters: The Thrilling Chase for a Ghostly Particle to Unlock the Secrets of the Universe by Ray Jayawardhana
- Einstein and the Quantum: The Quest of the Valiant Swabian by A. Douglas Stone
- The Inventor and the Tycoon: A Gilded Age Murder and the Birth of Moving Pictures by Edward Ball
- The New York Times Book of Physics and Astronomy: More Than 100 Years of Covering the Expanding Universe edited by Cornelia Dean
- Quantum Computing Since Democritus by Scott Aaronson
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.
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.