Best Science Books 2018: New York Times 100 Notable Books

Nov 28 2018 Published by under best science books 2018, science books

I'm back! It's been a bit of a blog hiatus, but I'm back! And picking up with the best science books where I left off!

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, href="http://confessions.scientopia.org/category/best-science-books-2016/">2016, and 2017.

And here we are in 2018!

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 The New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2018.

  • American Eden: David Hosack, Botany, and Medicine in the Garden of the Early Republic by Victoria Johnson
  • Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup by John Carreyrou
  • The Dinosaur Artist: Obsession, Betrayal, and the Quest for Earth's Ultimate Trophy by Paige Williams
  • Dopesick: Dealers, Doctors, and the Drug Company that Addicted America by Beth Macy
  • Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress by Stephen Pinker
  • Fly Girls: How Five Daring Women Defied All Odds and Made Aviation History by Keith O'Brien
  • How to Change Your Mind: What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us About Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence by Michael Pollan
  • The Poison Squad: One Chemist's Single-Minded Crusade for Food Safety at the Turn of the Twentieth Century by Deborah Blum
  • She Has Her Mother's Laugh: The Powers, Perversions, and Potential of Heredity by Carl Zimmer
  • The Tangled Tree: A Radical New History of Life by David Quammen
  • What the Eyes Don't See: A Story of Crisis, Resistance, and Hope in an American City by Mona Hanna-Attisha

And check out my previous 2018 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!

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

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