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