Best Science Books 2009: The New York Times

Dec 01 2009 Published by under best science books 2009, science books

A pretty good list from the Times, who've been a bit spotty with their lists the last few years.

  • The Age of Entanglement: When Quantum Physics Was Reborn by Louisa Gilder
  • The Age of Wonder: How the Romantic Generation Discovered the Beauty and Terror of Science by Richard Holmes
  • Cold: Adventures in the World's Frozen Places by Bill Streever
  • The Invention of Air: A Story of Science, Faith, Revolution, and the Birth of America by Steven Johnson
  • The Lost City Of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon by David Grann
  • The Strangest Man: The Hidden Life of Paul Dirac, Mystic of the Atom by Graham Farmelo

2 responses so far

  • Susan T. says:

    I'm enjoying your posts! The Financial Times recently issued a best of the year list, too, which includes science books. Do you know about the National Science Teachers Association's yearly list? It's announced in March each year. I've been tracking the awards and "best of"s for my blog about children's books. School Library Journal's list, announced today, has some kids' science books on it.

  • John Dupuis says:

    Hi Susan, Thanks!

    Also, thanks for letting me know about the FT list. I'll be posting about it soonish.

    Re: NSTA and other children's book lists, I've tended to concentrate on adult books both because they're what I read and know about and because they're what I collect as part of my job. I frankly just don't know anything about kids books so I've avoided posting on them. Maybe I'll have to revise that.

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