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.
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.