best science books 2009

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This list is usually the very, very last of the best books lists of the year. It’s a good list, but since it’s UK-based there are a number of books that we probably won’t be seeing on North American shores for another year or so. I’ll probably get around to updating my 2009 summary list…

For the last little while I’ve been compiling lists from various media sources giving their choices for the best books of 2009. Some of the lists have been from general media sources, in which case I’ve just extracted the science-related books. From science publications, I’ve included most or all of the mentioned titles. What I’m…

A big list of 35 titles in various categories: Astronomy, Biography, Biology, Climatology, Environmental Science, Evolution, Geology, Health Sciences, History of Science, Mathematics, Natural History, Neurology, Oceanography, Paleontology, Physics, Psychology, Science, Technology, Zoology. This particular list that Library Journal does every year is one that I always use for collection development. I’ll order pretty well…

Best Science Books 2009: Amazon.ca

Oddly and interestingly, Amazon.ca has a different list that the US parent. The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind: Creating Currents of Electricity & Hope by William Kamkwamba Fordlandia: The Rise and Fall of Henry Ford’s Forgotten Jungle City by Greg Grandin Wicked Plants: A Book of Botanical Atrocities by Amy Stewart The Lost City of…

I thought I’d combine a couple lists that only have a couple of relevant items. January Magazine The Sun and the Moon: The Remarkable True Account of Hoaxers, Showmen, Dueling Journalists, and Lunar Man-Bats in Nineteenth-Century New York by Matthew Goodman The Bizarre and Incredible World of Plants by Wolfgang Stuppy Flow: The Cultural Story…

The Reference and User Services Association of the American Library Association has released it’s list of 2009 Notable Books. The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon by David Grann The Age of Wonder: How the Romantic Generation Discovered the Beauty and Terror of Science by Richard Holmes

Best Science Books 2009: The Times

A pretty extensive list from The London Times, across multiple categories: science, stocking stuffers, biography, graphic novels and nature. Mad Science: 100 Amazing Experiments From The History Of Science by Reto Schneider How To Make A Tornado: The Strange And Wonderful Things That Happen When Scientists Break Free by The New Scientist Bad Science by…

Two items in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette‘s list. The Healing of America: A Global Quest for Better, Cheaper and Fairer Health Care by T.R. Reid The Invention of Air: A Story of Science, Faith, Revolution And The Birth Of America by Steven Johnson

Nice list of coffee table books, biographies and other books from Scientific American. Galápagos: Preserving Darwin’s Legacy edited by Tui de Roy Far Out: A Space-Time Chronicle by Michael Benson The Heart of the Great Alone: Scott, Shackleton, and Antarctic Photography by David Hempleman-Adams, Emma Stuart and Sophie Gordon No Small Matter: Science on the…

A nice list from the SF Chronicle: Eating Animals by Jonathan Safran Foer Farm City: The Education of an Urban Farmer by Novella Carpenter A Fiery Peace in a Cold War: Bernard Schriever and the Ultimate Weapon by Neil Sheehan Fordlandia: The Rise and Fall of Henry Ford’s Forgotten Jungle City, by Greg Grandin Googled:…

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