Best Science Books 2013: The Economist

Dec 16 2013 Published by under best science books 2013, science books

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.

I am picking up most of my lists from Largehearted Boy. The summary post for 2012 books is here and all the posts for 2012 can be found here.

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.

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