As you all have no doubt noticed over the years, I love highlighting the best science books every year via the various end of year lists that newspapers, web sites, etc. publish. I've done it so far in 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016.
And here we are in 2017!
As in previous years, my definition of "science books" is pretty inclusive, including books on technology, engineering, nature, the environment, science policy, public health, history & philosophy of science, geek culture and whatever else seems to be relevant in my opinion.
- Magnitude: The Scale of the Universe by Kimberly Arcand and Megan Watzke
- Otherworlds: Visions of Our Solar System by Michael Benson
- Big Pacific: Passionate, Voracious, Mysterious, Violent by Rebecca Tansley
- The Gene Machine: How Genetic Technologies Are Changing the Way We Have Kids--And the Kids We Have by Bonnie Rochman
- Soonish: Ten Emerging Technologies That'll Improve and/or Ruin Everything by Kelly Weinersmith and Zach Weiner
- The Lost City of the Monkey God: A True Story by Douglas Preston
- Rigor Mortis: How Sloppy Science Creates Worthless Cures, Crushes Hope, and Wastes Billions by Richard Harris
- Wicked Bugs: The Meanest, Deadliest, Grossest Bugs on Earth by Amy Stewart, Briony Morrow-Cribbs
- Exploring Space: From Galileo to the Mars Rover and Beyond by Martin Jenkins
- Try This Extreme: 50 Fun and Safe Experiments for the Mad Scientist in You by Karen Romano Young
And check out my previous 2017 lists here!
Many of the lists I use are sourced via the Largehearted Boy master list.