Best Science Books 2010: Jennifer Ouellette and Brian Switek

Jan 05 2011 Published by under best science books 2010, science books

Another couple of lists for your reading, gift giving and collection development pleasure.

I've tended not to highlight individual people's bloggy lists that much here, just for the sake of my sanity and so as not to go too crazy with the number of posts, but I thought that these two list were interesting enough to merit inclusion. I've done it before, maybe I'll do it again!

Jennifer Ouellette

  • The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
  • Superbug: The Fatal Menace of MRSA by Maryn McKenna
  • The Poisoner's Handbook: Murder and the Birth of Forensic Medicine in Jazz Age New York by Deborah Blum
  • Here Is a Human Being: At the Dawn of Personal Genomics by Misha Angrist
  • Origins: How the Nine Months Before Birth Shape the Rest of Our Lives by Annie Murphy Paul
  • Long for This World: The Strange Science of Immortality by Jonathan Weiner
  • Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void by Mary Roach
  • Brian Cuttings by Carl Zimmer
  • Written in Stone: Evolution, the Fossil Record, and Our Place in Nature by Brian Switek
  • Proofiness: The Dark Art of Mathematical Deception by Charles Seife
  • The Amazing Story of Quantum Mechanics by Jim Kakalios
  • Massive: The Missing Particle That Sparked the Greatest Hunt in Science by Ian Sample
  • How I Killed Pluto and Why It Had It Coming by Mike Brown


Brian Switek
and here.

  • The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
  • The Poisoner's Handbook: Murder and the Birth of Forensic Medicine in Jazz Age New York by Deborah Blum
  • The Calculus Diaries: How Math Can Help You Lose Weight, Win in Vegas, and Survive a Zombie Apocalypse by Jennifer Ouellette
  • Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void by Mary Roach
  • Barnum Brown: The Man Who Discovered Tyrannosaurus rex by Lowell Dingus and Mark Norell
  • Triassic Life on Land: The Great Transition by Hans-Dieter Sues and Nicholas C. Fraser
  • The Second Jurassic Dinosaur Rush: Museums and Paleontology in America at the Turn of the Twentieth Century by Paul D. Brinkman
  • The Princeton Field Guide to Dinosaurs by Gregory S. Paul
  • New Perspectives on Horned Dinosaurs: The Royal Tyrrell Museum Ceratopsian Symposium by Michael J. Ryan, Brenda J. Chinnery-Allgeier, David A. Eberth, Philip J. Currie, et al.

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 a lot of lists from Largehearted Boy.

Earlier entries in this year's list of lists can be found here and the 2009 summary post here.

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