The Frontal Cortex

Notable Science Books

So the Times didn’t think much of science books this year. Personally, I think the three big omissions from the “Notable” list are Musicophilia, Isaacson’s Einstein and The Stuff of Thought. What other science books did you think were notable this year? I’m not sure how “notable” is supposed to be defined in this context, but let’s say it’s some combination of “good” plus “important”.

In case you need some inspiration, here’s the Amazon list of best science books, which I’m honored to be included in.


  1. #1 Alvaro Fernandez
    November 28, 2007

    I am no doubt biased…but a fascinating book with huge implications is:

    Train Your Mind, Change Your Brain, by Sharon Begley.

  2. #2 Mark Brady
    November 29, 2007

    UCLA psychiatrist Dan Siegel’s book, *The Mindful Brain* should probably be on that Amazon list. Siegel’s also the retiring editor of the Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology.

  3. #3 robert krulwich
    November 30, 2007

    Let’s see….
    I’d go for Natalie Angier’s The Cannon….
    The World Without Us…
    Paul Davie’s Cosmic Jackpot…
    And Jonah’s book…

  4. #4 Aaron
    November 30, 2007

    I agree with Robert. My two favorite science books of the year are your book and The World Without Us. Both were totally thought-provoking and engrossing.

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