Best Science Books 2013: Publisher's Weekly, Seattle Times, Quill & Quire, Bill Gates and more

Jan 05 2014 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.

Here's a bunch for today:

Publisher's Weekly Best Nonfiction

  • The Sports Gene: Inside the Science of Extraordinary Athletic Performances by David Epstein
  • Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us by Michael Moss
  • Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal by Mary Roach


Publishers Weekly Staff: Our Favorite Books We Read in 2013

  • The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon by Brad Stone


Seattle Times: 31 of the best titles of 2013

  • Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital by Sheri Fink
  • Telling Our Way to the Sea — A Voyage of Discovery in the Sea of Cortez by Aaron Hirsh
  • Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal by Mary Roach


David Shaywitz/Forbes

  • Hatching Twitter: A True Story of Money, Power, Friendship, and Betrayal by Nick Bilton


Quill & Quire: Booksellers pick top non-fiction books of 2013

  • An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth by Chris Hadfield


Biographile: From Muppets to Mansions: The Best Biographies and Memoirs of 2013

  • The Girls of Atomic City: The Untold Story of the Women Who Helped Win World War II by Denise Kiernan


Bill Gates

  • The Bet: Paul Ehrlich, Julian Simon, and Our Gamble over Earth’s Future by Paul Sabin


The New Republic: The Best Books of 2013

  • The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon by Brad Stone
  • Falling Upwards: How We Took to the Air by Richard Holmes


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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