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About Those Notable Books…

Most of the ScienceBloggers are pretty angry that the New York Times failed to list any science books on their list of 2007′s 100 Notable Books.

This might be a good time to mention the critically acclaimed new science books written by sciblings Chris Mooney and Jonah Lehrer. We’re delighted (if not terribly surprised) to see that they’re receiving well-deserved accolades by major critics.

Details below the fold…

Chris Mooney’s Storm World: Hurricanes, Politics, and the Battle Over Global Warming, was reviewed by the Washington Post, Nature, and the New York Times. It’s just been named one of the best books of the year by Publisher’s Weekly.

Jonah Lehrer’s first book, Proust Was A Neuroscientist, released this month, has already been reviewed favorably by the New York Times, the New York Post, and the LA Times. Amazon.com just picked it for its Best Books of 2007 list.

And we’ve already got a favorite for 2008′s list: Carl Zimmer’s latest, Microcosm: E. Coli and the New Science of Life, will hit shelves on May 6.

Comments

  1. #1 MFJoe
    November 28, 2007

    Steven Jay Gould’s chapter in his opus on Punctuated Equilibrium was published as a stand alone paperback of the same name. While this isn’t new, the ideas seem more relevant and believable now to a larger body of researchers and scientists, and IMHO represents a fundamental shift in evolutionary thought.