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 Science for the People Science Up Your Holidays.
- Primates: The Fearless Science of Jane Goodall, Dian Fossey, and Biruté Galdikas by Jim Ottaviani, illustrated by Maris Wicks
- Mountainfit by Meera Lee Seth
- Speaking to My Madness: How I Searched for Myself in Schizophrenia by Roberta Payne
- The Unfeathered Bird by Katrina van Grouw
- Red Rover: Inside the Story of Robotic Space Exploration, from Genesis to the Mars Rover Curiosity by Roger Wiens
- National Geographic Angry Birds Furious Forces: The Physics at Play in the World's Most Popular Game by Rhett Allain
(Disclaimer: I selected Primates for this list as one of 2013's guests of the Science for the People podcast/radio show)
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.