Best Science Books 2012: Cryptomundo

Another list for your reading, gift-giving and collection development pleasure.

Every year for the last bunch of years I’ve been linking to and posting about all the “year’s best sciencey books” lists that appear in various media outlets and shining a bit of light on the best of the year.

All the previous 2012 lists are here.

This post includes the following: Cryptomundo The Top Cryptozoology Books of 2012.

  • The Beast Of Boggy Creek by Lyle Blackburn
  • The Bigfoot Filmography: Fictional and Documentary Appearances in Film and Television by David Coleman
  • The Encyclopaedia of New and Rediscovered Animals by Karl P.N. Shuker
  • Sasquatch in British Columbia by Christopher Murphy
  • The Untold Story of Champ: A Social History of America’s Loch Ness Monster by Robert E. Bartholomew
  • Sea Serpent Carcasses: Scotland – from The Stronsa Monster to Loch Ness by Glen Vaudrey
  • Monster Diary: On the Road in Search of Strange and Sinister Creatures by Nick Redfern
  • Investigating the Impossible: Sea-Serpents in the Air by Ulrich Magin
  • Bigfoot in Kentucky by BM Nunnelly
  • Strange Pennsylvania Monsters by Michael Newton
  • Monsters of West Virginia: Mysterious Creatures in the Mountain State by Rosemary Ellen Guiley
  • Monsters of Maryland: Mysterious Creatures in the Old Line State by Ed Okonowicz
  • Monsters of Virginia: Mysterious Creatures in the Old Dominion by L. B. Taylor Jr.
  • Real Wolfmen: True Encounters in Modern America by Linda S. Godfrey

I'm always looking for recommendations and notifications of book lists as they appear in various media outlets. If you see one that I haven't covered, please let me know at jdupuis at yorku dot ca or in the comments.

I am picking up most of my lists from Largehearted Boy.

For my purposes, I define science books pretty broadly to include science, engineering, computing, history & philosophy of science & technology, environment, social aspects of science and even business books about technology trends or technology innovation. Deciding what is and isn’t a science book is squishy at best, especially at the margins, but in the end I pick books that seem broadly about science and technology rather than something else completely. Lists of business, history or nature books are among the tricky ones.

And if you wish to support my humble list-making efforts, run on over to Amazon, take a look at Steve Jobs or The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks or maybe even something else from today's list.

(I think just one more then I'll stop adding new lists. I hope to have the summary post by the end of the month.)


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