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Best Science Books 2012: Planetizen

Jan 08 2013 Published by under best science books 2012, science books

Another list for your reading, gift-giving and collection development pleasure.

Every year for the last bunch of years I’ve been linking to and posting about all the “year’s best sciencey books” lists that appear in various media outlets and shining a bit of light on the best of the year.

All the previous 2012 lists are here.

This post includes the following: Planetizen Top 10 Books - 2013 (urban planning, design and development).

  • Green Washed: Why We Can't Buy Our Way to a Green Planet by Kendra Pierre-Louis
  • Nature Wars: The Incredible Story of How Wildlife Comebacks Turned Backyards into Battlegrounds by Jim Sterba
  • Startup Communities: Building an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem in Your City by Brad Feld
  • Straphanger by Taras Grescoe
  • Too Much Magic: Wishful Thinking, Technology, and the Fate of the Nation by James Howard Kunstler

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.

For my purposes, I define science books pretty broadly to include science, engineering, computing, history & philosophy of science & technology, environment, social aspects of science and even business books about technology trends or technology innovation. Deciding what is and isn’t a science book is squishy at best, especially at the margins, but in the end I pick books that seem broadly about science and technology rather than something else completely. Lists of business, history or nature books are among the tricky ones.

And if you wish to support my humble list-making efforts, run on over to Amazon, take a look at Steve Jobs or The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks or maybe even something else from today's list.

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Best Science Books 2012: Jack Uldrich/Jump the Curve: A Futurist’s Top Ten Books for 2012

Another list for your reading, gift-giving and collection development pleasure.

Every year for the last bunch of years I’ve been linking to and posting about all the “year’s best sciencey books” lists that appear in various media outlets and shining a bit of light on the best of the year.

All the previous 2012 lists are here.

This post includes the following: Jack Uldrich/Jump the Curve: A Futurist’s Top Ten Books for 2012.

Note: This list includes some slightly older books and some books that are more strictly business books rather than tech or science books. I decided to include them because the rest of the list is so interesting. The ones that don't strictly count towards my 2012 project are marked with an asterix.

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.

For my purposes, I define science books pretty broadly to include science, engineering, computing, history & philosophy of science & technology, environment, social aspects of science and even business books about technology trends or technology innovation. Deciding what is and isn’t a science book is squishy at best, especially at the margins, but in the end I pick books that seem broadly about science and technology rather than something else completely. Lists of business, history or nature books are among the tricky ones.

And if you wish to support my humble list-making efforts, run on over to Amazon, take a look at Steve Jobs or The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks or maybe even something else from today's list.

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Best Science Books 2012: The Thought Stash

Jan 06 2013 Published by under best science books 2012, science books

Another list for your reading, gift-giving and collection development pleasure.

Every year for the last bunch of years I’ve been linking to and posting about all the “year’s best sciencey books” lists that appear in various media outlets and shining a bit of light on the best of the year.

All the previous 2012 lists are here.

This post includes the following: The Thought Stash: The Little Atoms 2012 Top 10 Book List.

  • The Geek Manifesto: Why science matters by Mark Henderson
  • Masters of the Planet: The Search for Our Human Origins by Ian Tattersall
  • Pieces of Light: The new science of memory by Charles Fernyhough
  • Like a Virgin: How Science Is Redesigning The Rules Of Sex by Aarathi Prasad
  • On the Origin of Tepees: The Evolution of Ideas (and Ourselves) by Jonnie Hughes

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.

For my purposes, I define science books pretty broadly to include science, engineering, computing, history & philosophy of science & technology, environment, social aspects of science and even business books about technology trends or technology innovation. Deciding what is and isn’t a science book is squishy at best, especially at the margins, but in the end I pick books that seem broadly about science and technology rather than something else completely. Lists of business, history or nature books are among the tricky ones.

And if you wish to support my humble list-making efforts, run on over to Amazon, take a look at Steve Jobs or The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks or maybe even something else from today's list.

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Best Science Books 2012: The Millions, Chamber Four, The Armchair General, The Book Lady and more

Another list for your reading, gift-giving and collection development pleasure.

Every year for the last bunch of years I’ve been linking to and posting about all the “year’s best sciencey books” lists that appear in various media outlets and shining a bit of light on the best of the year.

All the previous 2012 lists are here.

This post includes the following:

The Millions: Jami Attenberg, Geoff Dyer

  • Brain on Fire: My Month of Madnessby Susannah Cahalan
  • Marbles: Mania, Depression, Michelangelo, and Me: A Graphic Memoirby Ellen Forney
  • The Social Conquest of Earthby Edward O. Wilson
  • The Making of the Atomic Bomb: 25th Anniversary Edition by Richard Rhodes

Chamber Four: The Best Books of 2012

  • Dinosaur Art edited by Steve White

The Armchair General Holiday Shopping Guide 2012

  • Military History: The Definitive Visual Guide to the Objects of Warfare by Gareth Jones, Senior Editor

The Book Lady’s 10 Best Books of 2012

  • Breasts: A Natural and Unnatural Historyby Florence Williams
  • Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking by Susan Cain

New York Daily News: Books of 2012

  • The Wisdom of Psychopaths : What Saints, Spies and Serial Killers Can Teach Us About Successby Kevin Dutton
  • Smoke Signals: A Social History of Marijuana — Medical, Recreational and Scientificby Martin A. Lee
  • The Undead: Organ Harvesting, the Ice-Water Test, Beating-Heart Cadavers — How Medicine Is Blurring the Line Between Life and Death by Dick Teresi

New Humanist Best books of the year

  • On The Modern Cult of Factish Gods by Bruno Latour

Elizabeth Norris Best Books of 2012

  • Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness by Susannah Cahalan

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.

For my purposes, I define science books pretty broadly to include science, engineering, computing, history & philosophy of science & technology, environment, social aspects of science and even business books about technology trends or technology innovation. Deciding what is and isn’t a science book is squishy at best, especially at the margins, but in the end I pick books that seem broadly about science and technology rather than something else completely. Lists of business, history or nature books are among the tricky ones.

And if you wish to support my humble list-making efforts, run on over to Amazon, take a look at Steve Jobs or The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks or maybe even something else from today's list.

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Best Science Books 2012: Greg Laden

Jan 04 2013 Published by under best science books 2012, science books

Another list for your reading, gift-giving and collection development pleasure.

Every year for the last bunch of years I’ve been linking to and posting about all the “year’s best sciencey books” lists that appear in various media outlets and shining a bit of light on the best of the year.

All the previous 2012 lists are here.

This post includes the following: Greg Laden: Top (mostly climate change related) Science Denialist Books.

  • Before the Lights Go Out: Conquering the Energy Crisis Before It Conquers Us by Maggie Koerth-Baker
  • Deep Water: As Polar Ice Melts, Scientists Debate How High Our Oceans Will Rise by Daniel Grossman
  • Rising Sea Levels: An Introduction to Cause and Impact by Hunt Janin and Scott Mandia
  • The Aviator by Gareth Renowden
  • The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars: Dispatches from the Front Lines by Michael Mann
  • The Inquisition of Climate Science by James Lawrence Powell
  • The Republican Brain: The Science of Why They Deny Science- and Reality by Chris Mooney

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.

For my purposes, I define science books pretty broadly to include science, engineering, computing, history & philosophy of science & technology, environment, social aspects of science and even business books about technology trends or technology innovation. Deciding what is and isn’t a science book is squishy at best, especially at the margins, but in the end I pick books that seem broadly about science and technology rather than something else completely. Lists of business, history or nature books are among the tricky ones.

And if you wish to support my humble list-making efforts, run on over to Amazon, take a look at Steve Jobs or The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks or maybe even something else from today's list.

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Best Science Books 2012: Largehearted Boy, OUPBlog, Michael Brand and more

Jan 04 2013 Published by under best science books 2012, science books

Another bunch of lists for your reading, gift-giving and collection development pleasure.

Every year for the last bunch of years I’ve been linking to and posting about all the “year’s best sciencey books” lists that appear in various media outlets and shining a bit of light on the best of the year.

All the previous 2012 lists are here.

This post includes the following:

Largehearted Boy Favorite Nonfiction of 2012

  • Things That Are by Amy Leach

 

OUPBlog: Abby Gross’s top books of 2012

  • Homo Mysterious: Evolutionary Puzzles of Human Nature by David Barash

 

Michael Brand The 5 Best Nonfiction Books of 2012

  • Turing’s Cathedral: The Origins of the Digital Universe by George Dyson

 

TDN.com: Library Corner: Best books of 2012

  • Drop Dead Healthy: One Man's Humble Quest for Bodily Perfection by A.J. Jacobs

 

Village Books Picks Their 2012 Favorites

  • The Math Book: From Pythagoras to the 57th Dimension, 250 Milestones in the History of Mathematicsby Clifford A. Pickover
  • Why Does the World Exist?: An Existential Detective Story by Jim Holt

 


Big Data Big Analytics: Our Favorite Reads of 2012

  • The Signal and the Noise: Why Most Predictions Fail but Some Don’tby Nate Silver
  • C# 5.0 in a Nutshell, 5th Edition: The Definitive Reference by Joseph Albahari, Ben Albahari

 

Once More With Geekery: Nat's Best of Books 2012 Edition!

  • Quiet by Susan Cain

 

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.

For my purposes, I define science books pretty broadly to include science, engineering, computing, history & philosophy of science & technology, environment, social aspects of science and even business books about technology trends or technology innovation. Deciding what is and isn’t a science book is squishy at best, especially at the margins, but in the end I pick books that seem broadly about science and technology rather than something else completely. Lists of business, history or nature books are among the tricky ones.

And if you wish to support my humble list-making efforts, run on over to Amazon, take a look at Steve Jobs or The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks or maybe even something else from today's list.

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Best Science Books 2012: The Birdbooker Report

Jan 02 2013 Published by under best science books 2012, science books

Another list for your reading, gift-giving and collection development pleasure.

Every year for the last bunch of years I’ve been linking to and posting about all the “year’s best sciencey books” lists that appear in various media outlets and shining a bit of light on the best of the year.

All the previous 2012 lists are here.

This post includes the following: The Birdbooker Report Best Bird Books of 2012.

  • Cuckoos of the World by Erritzoe, Johannes, Clive F. Mann, Frederik P. Brammer and Richard A. Fuller
  • Petrels, Albatrosses & Storm-Petrels of North America: A Photographic Guide by Howell, Steve N.G.
  • Extinct Birds by Hume, Julian P. and Michael Walters
  • Hawks in Flight by Dunne, Pete, David Sibley, and Clay Sutton
  • The Dodo and the Solitaire: A Natural History by Parish, Jolyon C.

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.

For my purposes, I define science books pretty broadly to include science, engineering, computing, history & philosophy of science & technology, environment, social aspects of science and even business books about technology trends or technology innovation. Deciding what is and isn’t a science book is squishy at best, especially at the margins, but in the end I pick books that seem broadly about science and technology rather than something else completely. Lists of business, history or nature books are among the tricky ones.

And if you wish to support my humble list-making efforts, run on over to Amazon, take a look at Steve Jobs or The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks or maybe even something else from today's list.

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Best Science Books 2012: The Natural Capital

Dec 30 2012 Published by under best science books 2012, science books

Another list for your reading, gift-giving and collection development pleasure.

Every year for the last bunch of years I’ve been linking to and posting about all the “year’s best sciencey books” lists that appear in various media outlets and shining a bit of light on the best of the year.

All the previous 2012 lists are here.

This post includes the following: The Natural Capital Best Nature Books of 2012.

  • The Forest Unseen: A Year's Watch in Nature by David George Haskell
  • For the Birds: The Life of Roger Tory Peterson by Peggy Thomas and illustrated by Laura Jacques
  • Spring Wildflowers of the Northeast: A Natural History by Carol Gracie
  • AMC Guide to Outdoor Digital Photography: Creating Great Nature and Adventure Photos by Jerry Monkman
  • Outside Your Window: A First Book of Nature by Nicola Davies
  • The Nature Principle: Reconnecting with Life in a Virtual Age by Richard Louv

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.

For my purposes, I define science books pretty broadly to include science, engineering, computing, history & philosophy of science & technology, environment, social aspects of science and even business books about technology trends or technology innovation. Deciding what is and isn’t a science book is squishy at best, especially at the margins, but in the end I pick books that seem broadly about science and technology rather than something else completely. Lists of business, history or nature books are among the tricky ones.

And if you wish to support my humble list-making efforts, run on over to Amazon, take a look at Steve Jobs or The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks or maybe even something else from today's list.

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Best Science Books 2012: Heather Mallick, iFanboy, Joe Klein and more

Dec 29 2012 Published by under best science books 2012, science books

Another bunch of lists for your reading, gift-giving and collection development pleasure.

Every year for the last bunch of years I’ve been linking to and posting about all the “year’s best sciencey books” lists that appear in various media outlets and shining a bit of light on the best of the year.

All the previous 2012 lists are here.

This post includes the following:

Heather Mallick

  • The Energy of Slaves: Oil and the New Servitudeby Andrew Nikiforuk
  • Straphanger: Saving Our Cities and Ourselves from the Automobile by Taras Grescoe

 

iFanboy

  • Trinity: A Graphic History of the First Atomic Bomb by Jonathan Fetter-Vorm

 

Joe Klein

  • The Revenge of Geography by Robert Kaplan

 

The San Francisco Examiner

  • Hallucinations by Oliver Sacks

 

FSG’s Favorite Books of 2012

  • Why Does the World Exist? An existential detective story by Jim Holt

 

Irish Times

  • The Golden Age of Botanical Artby Martyn Rix
  • The Scientists: An Epic of Discovery edited by Andrew Robinson

 

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.

For my purposes, I define science books pretty broadly to include science, engineering, computing, history & philosophy of science & technology, environment, social aspects of science and even business books about technology trends or technology innovation. Deciding what is and isn’t a science book is squishy at best, especially at the margins, but in the end I pick books that seem broadly about science and technology rather than something else completely. Lists of business, history or nature books are among the tricky ones.

And if you wish to support my humble list-making efforts, run on over to Amazon, take a look at Steve Jobs or The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks or maybe even something else from today's list.

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Best Science Books 2012: Brain Pickings

Dec 29 2012 Published by under best science books 2012, science books

Another list for your reading, gift-giving and collection development pleasure.

Every year for the last bunch of years I’ve been linking to and posting about all the “year’s best sciencey books” lists that appear in various media outlets and shining a bit of light on the best of the year.

All the previous 2012 lists are here.

This post includes the following: Brain Pickings The Best Music Books of 2012, Psychology & Philosophy, Design, History.

  • Guitar Zero: The New Musician and the Science of Learningby Gary Marcus
  • This Will Make You Smarter: New Scientific Concepts to Improve Your Thinkingby John Brockman
  • Why Does the World Exist?: An Existential Detective Storyby Jim Holt
  • The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Businessby Charles Duhigg
  • The (Honest) Truth About Dishonesty: How We Lie to Everyone — Especially Ourselvesby Dan Ariely
  • Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talkingby Susan Cain
  • Information Graphicsby Sandra Rendgen
  • The Origins of Sex: A History of the First Sexual Revolutionby Faramerz Dabhoiwala
  • Trees of Life: A Visual History of Evolutionby Theodore W. Pietsch
  • The Medical Book: From Witch Doctors to Robot Surgeons, 250 Milestones in the History of Medicineby Clifford A. Pickover
  • Leonardo da Vinci: Anatomistby Martin Clayton
  • The Age of Insight: The Quest to Understand the Unconscious in Art, Mind, and Brain, from Vienna 1900 to the Presentby Eric Kandel
  • A Glorious Enterprise: The Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia and the Making of American Science by Robert McCracken Peck, Patricia Tyson Stroud, Rosamond Purcell

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.

For my purposes, I define science books pretty broadly to include science, engineering, computing, history & philosophy of science & technology, environment, social aspects of science and even business books about technology trends or technology innovation. Deciding what is and isn’t a science book is squishy at best, especially at the margins, but in the end I pick books that seem broadly about science and technology rather than something else completely. Lists of business, history or nature books are among the tricky ones.

And if you wish to support my humble list-making efforts, run on over to Amazon, take a look at Steve Jobs or The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks or maybe even something else from today's list.

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