Archive for: January, 2018

Best Science Books 2017: Wired Top Tech Books

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.

Today's list is Wired Top Tech Books Part I and Part II.

  • Betaball: How Silicon Valley and Science Built One of the Greatest Basketball Teams in History by Erik Malinowski
  • (Not) Getting Paid to Do What You Love: Gender, Social Media, and Aspirational Work by Brooke Erin Duffy
  • Ours to Hack and to Own edited by Trebor Scholz and Nathan Schneider
  • Twitter and Tear Gas: The Power and Fragility of Networked Protest by Zeynep Tufekci
  • Technically Wrong: Sexist Apps, Biased Algorithms, and Other Threats of Toxic Tech by Sara Wachter-Boettcher
  • The Woman Who Smashed Codes: A True Story of Love, Spies, and the Unlikely Heroine Who Outwitted America's Enemies by Jason Fagone
  • The Friendly Orange Glow: The Untold Story of the PLATO System and the Dawn of Cyberculture by Brian Dear
  • iGen: Why Today's Super-Connected Kids Are Growing Up Less Rebellious, More Tolerant, Less Happy—and Completely Unprepared for Adulthood—and What That Means for the Rest of Us by Jean M. Twenge
  • The Know-It-Alls: The Rise of Silicon Valley as a Political Powerhouse and Social Wrecking Ball by Noam Cohen
  • Troublemakers: How a Generation of Silicon Valley Upstarts Invented the Future by Leslie Berlin
  • Who Can You Trust? How Technology Brought Us Together—and Why It Could Drive Us Apart by Rachel Botsman

And check out my previous 2017 lists here!

You can also check out my appearances on the Science for the People Gifts for Nerds podcasts for the last few years: 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 right here!

Many of the lists I use are sourced via the Largehearted Boy master list.

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Best Science Books 2017: Science Friday Best Science Books Of 2017

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.

Today's list is Science Friday Best Science Books Of 2017. Deborah Blum list only. Maria Popova list already featured as part of Brain Pickings post.

  • Rigor Mortis: How Sloppy Science Creates Worthless Cures, Crushes Hope, and Wastes Billions by Richard Harris
  • Code Girls: The Untold Story of the American Women Code Breakers of World War II by Liza Mundy
  • American Wolf: A True Story of Survival and Obsession in the West by Nate Blakeslee
  • The Songs of Trees: Stories from Nature's Great Connectors by David George Haskell
  • Quackery: A Brief History of the Worst Ways to Cure Everything by Lydia Kang,‎ Nate Pedersen
  • Teeth: The Story of Beauty, Inequality, and the Struggle for Oral Health in America by Mary Otto
  • The Death and Life of the Great Lakes by Dan Egan
  • Squid Empire: The Rise and Fall of the Cephalopods by Danna Staaf

And check out my previous 2017 lists here!

You can also check out my appearances on the Science for the People Gifts for Nerds podcasts for the last few years: 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 right here!

Many of the lists I use are sourced via the Largehearted Boy master list.

No responses yet