This year has seen an explosion of books written by science bloggers, and it looks like the trend is going to continue well into 2010.
- Chris Mooney and Sheril Kirshenbaum released Unscientific America, and Kirshenbaum is nearing completion on a new book, The Science of Kissing.
- The ever-popular Carl Zimmer brought us two new gems, Microcosm and the soon-to-be-released The Tangled Bank. I can’t wait to see what’s next.
- Rebecca Skloot’s long-awaited The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks will debut in February of next year.
- Jerry Coyne released Why Evolution is True, which he complemented by starting a science blog by the same name.
- John Wilkins considered the idea of “species” from a historical perspective, and it looks like he’s got plenty more to say on the subject.
- Chad Orzel’s forthcoming title will tell you How to Teach Physics to Your Dog.
- Thomas Levenson allowed us to view Isaac Newton from a different perspective in his fantastic historical work Newton and the Counterfeiter.
- Darren Naish just saw the publication of his beautiful volume The Great Dinosaur Discoveries. If you like dinosaurs, you need this book.
- Word has it that even PZ Myers is working on some super-secret book project.
Apologies if I missed anyone or any titles (feel free to make additions/corrections in the comments), but there have been so many new blogger-penned books that it has been hard to keep track of them all! Even though I have not read many (or even most) of these titles, it is good to see so many of my science blogging peers in print. This year especially, it seems that a few authors have taken up science blogging and a number of bloggers have transformed ideas from their blogs into books, transitions that I am hoping to discuss in more detail during a session at ScienceOnline2010 in January.