Best New Science Books 2013: Financial Times

Dec 27 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 Financial Times Books of the Year.

  • The Climate Casino: Risk, Uncertainty, and Economics for a Warming World, by William Nordhaus
  • The War of the Sexes: How Conflict and Cooperation Have Shaped Men and Women from Prehistory to the Present, by Paul Seabright
  • Writing on the Wall: Social Media – The First 2,000 Years, by Tom Standage
  • The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon, by Brad Stone
  • The Plough That Broke the Steppes: Agriculture and Environment on Russia’s Grasslands, 1700-1914, by David Moon
  • Global Crisis: War, Climate Change and Catastrophe in the Seventeenth Century, by Geoffrey Parke
  • An Appetite for Wonder: The Making of a Scientist, by Richard Dawkins
  • Population 10 Billion: The Coming Demographic Crisis and How to Survive it, by Danny Dorling
  • Stuff Matters: The Strange Stories of the Marvellous Materials that Shape Our Man-Made World, by Mark Miodownik
  • Creation: The Origin of Life/The Future of Life, by Adam Rutherford
  • Life at the Speed of Light: From the Double Helix to the Dawn of Digital Life, by J Craig Vente
  • The Sports Gene: What Makes the Perfect Athlete, by David Epstein

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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