Every year for the last bunch of years I’ve been linking to and posting all the “year’s best sciencey books” lists that I can find around the web in various media outlets.
From the beginning it’s been a pretty popular service so I’m happy to continue it. The previous posts for all the 2013 lists are here.
This time it's The Economist Books of the Year.
- Command and Control: Nuclear Weapons, the Damascus Incident and the Illusion of Safety by Eric Schlosser
- Hatching Twitter: A True Story of Money, Power, Friendship and Betrayal by Nick Bilton
- The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon by Brad Stone
- Five Billion Years of Solitude: The Search for Life Among the Stars by Lee Billings
- Smarter Than You Think: How Technology Is Changing Our Minds for the Better by Clive Thompso
- The Triumph of Human Empire: Verne, Morris and Stevenson at the End of the World by Rosalind Williams
- Empire Antarctica: Ice, Silence & Emperor Penguins by Gavin Francis
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.
And if you wish to support my humble list-making efforts, run on over to Amazon, take a look at Quiet or Steve Jobs or The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks or maybe even something else from the today's list.