Best Science Books 2009: Scientific American

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 Nanoscale by Felice C. Frankel and George M. Whitesides
  • Perfect Rigor: A Genius and the Mathematical Breakthrough of the Century by Masha Gessen. (A biography of Grigory Perelman)
  • The Passage to Cosmos: Alexander von Humboldt and the Shaping of America by Laura Dassow Walls
  • Jacques Cousteau: The Sea King by Brad Matsen
  • Grace Hopper and the Invention of the Information Age by Kurt W. Beyer
  • The Faith Instinct: How Religion Evolved and Why It Endures by Nicholas Wade
  • Green Intelligence: Creating Environments That Protect Human Health by John Wargo
  • Dinosaur Odyssey: Fossil Threads in the Web of Life by Scott D. Sampson
  • Mathletics: How Gamblers, Managers, and Sports Enthusiasts Use Mathematics in Baseball, Basketball, and Football by Wayne L. Winston
  • Elephants on the Edge: What Animals Teach Us about Humanity by G. A. Bradshaw

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