Best Science Books 2013: Foreign Affairs, Newsday, St Louis Post-Dispatch and more

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 of lists:

Foreign Affairs: The Best Books of 2013 on Economic, Social, and Environmental Subjects

  • Energy for Future Presidents: The Science Behind the Headlines by Richard A. Muller
  • Bad Pharma: How Drug Companies Mislead Doctors and Harm Patients by Ben Goldacre


Newsday: Top 10 books of 2013

  • Command and Control: Nuclear Weapons, the Damascus Accident, and the Illusion of Safety by Eric Schlosser


St Louis Post-Dispatch: Best books: 2013 offered a great ride for readers

  • Between Man and Beast: An Unlikely Explorer, the Evolution Debates, and the African Adventure that Took the Victorian World by Storm by Monte Reel
  • On the Map: A Mind-Expanding Exploration of the Way the World Looks by Simon Garfield


America: The National Catholic Review: The Best Books of 2013

  • Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital by Sheri Fink


The Georgia Straight: Critics Favourites

  • Denial: Self-Deception, False Beliefs, and the Origins of the Human Mind by Ajit Varki and Danny Brower


Maclean's Top 20 Books Of 2013

  • The Spark: A Mother's Story of Nurturing, Genius, and Autism by Kristine Barnett
  • Behind the Shock Machine: the untold story of the notorious Milgram psychology experiments by Gina Perry


The Kansas City Star Best Books of 2013

  • Brilliant Blunders: From Darwin to Einstein — Colossal Mistakes by Great Scientists That Changed Our Understanding of Life and the Universe by Mario Livio
  • The Drunken Botanist: The Plants That Create the World’s Great Drinks by Amy Stewart
  • Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital by Sheri Fink


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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