Best Science Books 2013: Science Friday

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 Science Friday Science Book Picks for 2013.

  • Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital by Sheri Fink

  • The Sixteenth Rail: The Evidence, the Scientist, and the Lindbergh Kidnapping by Adam Schrager
  • Ninety Percent of Everything: Inside Shipping, the Invisible Industry That Puts Clothes on Your Back, Gas in Your Car and Food on Your Plate by Rose George
  • Does My Goldfish Know Who I Am? by Gemma Elwin Harris
  • The Inheritor’s Powder: A Tale of Arsenic, Murder, and the New Forensic Science by Sandra Hempel
  • On Looking: Eleven Walks With Expert Eyes by Alexandra Horowitz
  • Cosmic Apprentice: Dispatches from The Edge of Science by Dorion Sagan
  • Wild Ones: A Sometimes Dismaying, Weirdly Reassuring Story About Looking at People Looking at Animals in America by Jon Mooallem
  • Smarter Than You Think by Clive Thompson
  • Einstein and The Quantum: The Quest of the Valian Swabian by A. Douglas Stone

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.

Comments

  1. #1 Kenny A. Chaffin
    December 17, 2013

    Thank you sir!

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