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 Washington Post Notable nonfiction of 2013.
- Blackett's War: The Men Who Defeated the Nazi U-Boats and Brought Science to the Art of Warfare by Stephen Budiansky
- Brilliant Blunders: From Darwin to Einstein - Colossal Mistakes by Great Scientists That Changed Our Understanding of Life and the Universe by Mario Livio
- Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation by Michael Pollan
- The Drunken Botanist: The Plants That Create the World's Great Drinks by Amy Stewart
- The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon by Brad Stone
- The Spark: A Mother's Story of Nurturing, Genius, and Autism by Kristine Barnett
- The Sports Gene: Inside the Science of Extraordinary Athletic Performance 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.