best science books 2009

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The New Scientist‘s CultureLab blog asked a whole slew of editors and contributors to name a notable 2009 book. It’s quite an extensive list. Catching Fire: How cooking made us human by Richard Wrangham Codes of the Underworld: How criminals communicate by Diego Gambetta The Natural History of Unicorns by Chris Lavers Darwin’s Sacred Cause:…

The New Zealand Listener has a few good suggestions from two different categories: Science and Journalism & Essays. The Art Instinct: Beauty, Pleasure and Human Evolution by Denis Dutton The Greatest Show on Earth: The Evidence for Evolution by Richard Dawkins Innocents in the Dry Valley: An Account of the Victoria University of Wellington Antarctic…

Not surprisingly, a very fine list from the AIP’s Physicsworld website: The Physics of Rugby by Trevor Davis First Principles: The Crazy Business of Doing Serious Science by Howard Burton Oliver Heaviside: Maverick Mastermind of Electricity by Basil Mahon Atomic: The First War of Physics and the Secret History of the Atom Bomb by Jim…

A nice list from a bunch of categories from the Washington Post, although some of items in the the science section seem strangely unscientific: Logicomix: An Epic Search for Truth by Apostolos Doxiadis and Christos Papadimitriou The Age of Wonder: How the Romantic Generation Discovered the Beauty and Terror of Science by Richard Holmes The…

Best Science Books 2009: Salon

One of the five non-fiction books chosen by Salon was a science book. The Age of Wonder: How the Romantic Generation Discovered the Beauty and Terror of Science by Richard Holmes

Best Science Books 2009: Inside Tech

A nice list of technology/business books: Googled: The End of the World as we Know it by Ken Auletta Inside Larry & Sergey’s Brain by Richard L. Brandt The Twitter Book by Tim O’Reilly and Sarah Milstein The Accidental Billionares: The Founding of Facebook: A Tale of Sex, Money, Genius and Betrayal by Ben Mezrich…

Best Science Books 2009: The Independant

I’ve cobbled together this list from three lists from The Independent: Nature & Environment, Biography and History. The Running Sky: A bird-watching life by Tim Dee Say Goodbye to the Cuckoo by Michael McCarthy Edible Seashore: river cottage handbook no. 5 by John Wright Logicomix: an epic search for truth by Apostolos Doxiadis, Christos H…

Best Science Books 2009: Time Magazine

From Time’s Top 10 Non-Fiction books: The Age of Wonder: How the Romantic Generation Discovered the Beauty and Terror of Science by Richard Holmes Logicomix: An Epic Search for Truth by Apostolos Doxiadis, Christos H. Papadimitriou, Alecos Papadatos and Annie Di Donna As usual, if you’ve seen any best book of the year lists out…

A nice list from The Barnes & Noble Review: Denialism: How Irrational Thinking Hinders Scientific Progress, Harms the Planet, and Threatens Our Lives by Joseph Kanon Michael Specter The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon by David Grann Ivory’s Ghosts: The White Gold of History and the Fate of…

Best Science Books 2009: Seed Magazine

Not surprisingly, being a science magazine Seed has a very fine list of books for science enthusiasts: Boyle: Between God and Science by Michael Hunter A Brilliant Darkness: The Extraordinary Life and Mysterious Disappearance of Ettore Majorana, the Troubled Genius of the Nuclear Age by João Magueijo NurtureShock: New Thinking About Children by Po Bronson…

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