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 Scientific American/ Farrar, Straus and Giroux Our Favorite Science Books of 2013. This list seems a bit self-serving but it’s interesting enough to include.

  • Wild Ones: A Sometimes Dismaying, Weirdly Reassuring Story About Looking at People Looking at Animals in America by Jon Mooallem

  • Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us by Michael Moss
  • The Good Nurse: A True Story of Medicine, Madness, and Murder by Charles Graeber
  • Toms River: A Story of Science and Salvation by Dan Fagin
  • Falling Upwards: How We Took to the Air by Richard Holmes
  • The Theoretical Minimum: What You Need to Know to Start Doing Physics by Leonard Susskind, George Hrabovsky
  • Neutrino Hunters: The Thrilling Chase for a Ghostly Particle to Unlock the Secrets of the Universe by Ray Jayawardhana
  • Top Brain, Bottom Brain: Surprising Insights into How You Think by Stephen Kosslyn, GWayne Miller
  • The Cancer Chronicles: Unlocking Medicine’s Deepest Mystery by George Johnson
  • Newton’s Football: The Science Behind America’s Game by Allen St. John, Ainissa Ramirez
  • Five Billion Years of Solitude: The Search for Life Among the Stars by Lee Billings
  • On Looking: Eleven Walks with Expert Eyes by Alexandra Horowitz
  • The Outer Limits of Reason: What Science, Mathematics, and Logic Cannot Tell Us by Noson S Yanofsky

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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