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Best New Science Books 2013: Financial Times

Dec 27 2013 Published by under best science books 2013, science books

Every year for the last bunch of years I’ve been linking to and posting all the “year’s best sciencey books” lists that I can find around the web in various media outlets.

From the beginning it’s been a pretty popular service so I’m happy to continue it. The previous posts for all the 2013 lists are here.

This time it's Financial Times Books of the Year.

  • The Climate Casino: Risk, Uncertainty, and Economics for a Warming World, by William Nordhaus
  • The War of the Sexes: How Conflict and Cooperation Have Shaped Men and Women from Prehistory to the Present, by Paul Seabright
  • Writing on the Wall: Social Media – The First 2,000 Years, by Tom Standage
  • The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon, by Brad Stone
  • The Plough That Broke the Steppes: Agriculture and Environment on Russia’s Grasslands, 1700-1914, by David Moon
  • Global Crisis: War, Climate Change and Catastrophe in the Seventeenth Century, by Geoffrey Parke
  • An Appetite for Wonder: The Making of a Scientist, by Richard Dawkins
  • Population 10 Billion: The Coming Demographic Crisis and How to Survive it, by Danny Dorling
  • Stuff Matters: The Strange Stories of the Marvellous Materials that Shape Our Man-Made World, by Mark Miodownik
  • Creation: The Origin of Life/The Future of Life, by Adam Rutherford
  • Life at the Speed of Light: From the Double Helix to the Dawn of Digital Life, by J Craig Vente
  • The Sports Gene: What Makes the Perfect Athlete, by David Epstein

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. The summary post for 2012 books is here and all the posts for 2012 can be found here.

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

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Best Science Books 2013: Bookish

Dec 26 2013 Published by under best science books 2013, science books

Every year for the last bunch of years I’ve been linking to and posting all the “year’s best sciencey books” lists that I can find around the web in various media outlets.

From the beginning it’s been a pretty popular service so I’m happy to continue it. The previous posts for all the 2013 lists are here.

This time it's Bookish Best Business Books, History and Politics.

  • The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon by Brad Stone
  • Hatching Twitter: A True Story of Money, Power, Friendship, and Betrayal by Nick Bilton
  • The New Digital Age: Reshaping the Future of People, Nations and Business by Eric Schmidt, Jared Cohen
  • Dogfight: How Apple and Google Went to War to Start a Revolution by Fred Vogelstein
  • An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth: What Going to Space Taught Me About Ingenuity, Determination, and Being Prepared for Anything by Chris Hadfield
  • Command and Control: Nuclear Weapons, the Damascus Accident, and the Illusion of Safety by Eric Schlosser
  • Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital by Sheri Fink

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. The summary post for 2012 books is here and all the posts for 2012 can be found here.

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

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Best Science Books 2013: Goodreads

Dec 24 2013 Published by under best science books 2013, science books

Every year for the last bunch of years I’ve been linking to and posting all the “year’s best sciencey books” lists that I can find around the web in various media outlets.

From the beginning it’s been a pretty popular service so I’m happy to continue it. The previous posts for all the 2013 lists are here.

This time it's Goodreads Choice Awards 2013: Memoir & Autobiography, History & Biography, NonFiction.

  • The Spark: A Mother's Story of Nurturing Genius by Kristine Barnett
  • Frozen in Time: An Epic Story of Survival and a Modern Quest for Lost Heroes of World War II by Mitchell Zuckoff
  • The Autistic Brain: Thinking Across the Spectrum by Temple Grandin
  • Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal by Mary Roach
  • Bad Pharma: How Drug Companies Mislead Doctors and Harm Patients by Ben Goldacre
  • Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital by Sheri Fink

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. The summary post for 2012 books is here and all the posts for 2012 can be found here.

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

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Best Science Books 2013: Scientific American / Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Dec 20 2013 Published by under best science books 2013, science books

Every year for the last bunch of years I’ve been linking to and posting all the “year’s best sciencey books” lists that I can find around the web in various media outlets.

From the beginning it’s been a pretty popular service so I’m happy to continue it. The previous posts for all the 2013 lists are here.

This time it's Scientific American/ Farrar, Straus and Giroux Our Favorite Science Books of 2013. This list seems a bit self-serving but it's interesting enough to include.

  • Wild Ones: A Sometimes Dismaying, Weirdly Reassuring Story About Looking at People Looking at Animals in America by Jon Mooallem
  • Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us by Michael Moss
  • The Good Nurse: A True Story of Medicine, Madness, and Murder by Charles Graeber
  • Toms River: A Story of Science and Salvation by Dan Fagin
  • Falling Upwards: How We Took to the Air by Richard Holmes
  • The Theoretical Minimum: What You Need to Know to Start Doing Physics by Leonard Susskind, George Hrabovsky
  • Neutrino Hunters: The Thrilling Chase for a Ghostly Particle to Unlock the Secrets of the Universe by Ray Jayawardhana
  • Top Brain, Bottom Brain: Surprising Insights into How You Think by Stephen Kosslyn, GWayne Miller
  • The Cancer Chronicles: Unlocking Medicine's Deepest Mystery by George Johnson
  • Newton's Football: The Science Behind America's Game by Allen St. John, Ainissa Ramirez
  • Five Billion Years of Solitude: The Search for Life Among the Stars by Lee Billings
  • On Looking: Eleven Walks with Expert Eyes by Alexandra Horowitz
  • The Outer Limits of Reason: What Science, Mathematics, and Logic Cannot Tell Us by Noson S Yanofsky

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. The summary post for 2012 books is here and all the posts for 2012 can be found here.

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

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Best Science Books: Electronic Frontier Foundation

Dec 18 2013 Published by under best science books 2013, science books

Every year for the last bunch of years I’ve been linking to and posting all the “year’s best sciencey books” lists that I can find around the web in various media outlets.

From the beginning it’s been a pretty popular service so I’m happy to continue it. The previous posts for all the 2013 lists are here.

This time it's EFF's Reading List: Books of 2013.

  • The Internet Police: How Crime Went Online, and the Cops Followed by Nate Anderson
  • On Internet Freedom by Marvin Ammori
  • Beyond WikiLeaks: Implications for the Future of Communications, Journalism and Society edited by Benedetta Brevini, Arne Hintz, and Patrick McCurdy
  • Copyright Unbalanced: From Incentive to Excess edited by Jerry Brito
  • Coding Freedom by Gabriella Coleman
  • Captive Audience by Susan Crawford
  • Black Code: Inside the Battle for Cyberspace by Ronald J. Deibert
  • Homeland by Cory Doctorow
  • This Machine Kills Secrets by Andy Greenberg
  • The Great Dissent: How Oliver Wendell Holmes Changed His Mind—and Changed the History of Free Speech in America by Thomas Healy
  • A Copyright Masquerade by Monica Horten
  • Exploding the Phone by Phil Lapsley
  • To Save Everything, Click Here: The Folly of Technological Solutionism by Evgeny Morozov
  • Subversives: The FBI's War on Student Radicals and Reagan's Rise to Power by Seth Rosenfeld
  • Carry On: Sound Advice from Schneier on Security by Bruce Schneier
  • The Human Face of Big Data by Rick Smolan

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. The summary post for 2012 books is here and all the posts for 2012 can be found here.

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

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Best Science Books 2013: Science Friday

Dec 16 2013 Published by under best science books 2013, science books

Every year for the last bunch of years I’ve been linking to and posting all the “year’s best sciencey books” lists that I can find around the web in various media outlets.

From the beginning it’s been a pretty popular service so I’m happy to continue it. The previous posts for all the 2013 lists are here.

This time it's Science Friday Science Book Picks for 2013.

  • Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital by Sheri Fink
  • The Sixteenth Rail: The Evidence, the Scientist, and the Lindbergh Kidnapping by Adam Schrager
  • Ninety Percent of Everything: Inside Shipping, the Invisible Industry That Puts Clothes on Your Back, Gas in Your Car and Food on Your Plate by Rose George
  • Does My Goldfish Know Who I Am? by Gemma Elwin Harris
  • The Inheritor’s Powder: A Tale of Arsenic, Murder, and the New Forensic Science by Sandra Hempel
  • On Looking: Eleven Walks With Expert Eyes by Alexandra Horowitz
  • Cosmic Apprentice: Dispatches from The Edge of Science by Dorion Sagan
  • Wild Ones: A Sometimes Dismaying, Weirdly Reassuring Story About Looking at People Looking at Animals in America by Jon Mooallem
  • Smarter Than You Think by Clive Thompson
  • Einstein and The Quantum: The Quest of the Valian Swabian by A. Douglas Stone

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. The summary post for 2012 books is here and all the posts for 2012 can be found here.

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

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Best Science Books 2013: The Economist

Dec 16 2013 Published by under best science books 2013, science books

Every year for the last bunch of years I’ve been linking to and posting all the “year’s best sciencey books” lists that I can find around the web in various media outlets.

From the beginning it’s been a pretty popular service so I’m happy to continue it. The previous posts for all the 2013 lists are here.

This time it's The Economist Books of the Year.

  • Command and Control: Nuclear Weapons, the Damascus Incident and the Illusion of Safety by Eric Schlosser
  • Hatching Twitter: A True Story of Money, Power, Friendship and Betrayal by Nick Bilton
  • The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon by Brad Stone
  • Five Billion Years of Solitude: The Search for Life Among the Stars by Lee Billings
  • Smarter Than You Think: How Technology Is Changing Our Minds for the Better by Clive Thompso
  • The Triumph of Human Empire: Verne, Morris and Stevenson at the End of the World by Rosalind Williams
  • Empire Antarctica: Ice, Silence & Emperor Penguins by Gavin Francis

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. The summary post for 2012 books is here and all the posts for 2012 can be found here.

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

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Best Science Books 2013: Cocktail Party Physics

Dec 15 2013 Published by under best science books 2013, science books

Every year for the last bunch of years I’ve been linking to and posting all the “year’s best sciencey books” lists that I can find around the web in various media outlets.

From the beginning it’s been a pretty popular service so I’m happy to continue it. The previous posts for all the 2013 lists are here.

This time it's Cocktail Party Physics Baker’s Dozen: Best 2013 Books for the Physics Fan.

  • The Universe in the Rear-View Mirror by Dave Goldberg
  • Newton’s Football: The Science Behind America’s Game by Anissa Ramirez and Allen St. John
  • Five Billion Years of Solitude: The Search for Life Among the Stars by Lee Billings
  • Love and Math: The Heart of Hidden Reality by Edward Frenkel
  • An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth: What Going to Space Taught Me About Ingenuity, Determination, and Being Prepared for Anything by Chris Hadfield
  • The Theoretical Minimum: What You Need to Know to Start Doing Physics by Leonard Susskind and George Hrabovsky
  • Angry Birds, Furious Forces: The Physics at Play in the World’s Most Popular Game by Rhett Allain
  • Neutrino Hunters: The Thrilling Chase for a Ghostly Particle to Unlock the Secrets of the Universe by Ray Jayawardhana
  • Einstein and the Quantum: The Quest of the Valiant Swabian by A. Douglas Stone
  • The Inventor and the Tycoon: A Gilded Age Murder and the Birth of Moving Pictures by Edward Ball
  • The New York Times Book of Physics and Astronomy: More Than 100 Years of Covering the Expanding Universe edited by Cornelia Dean
  • Quantum Computing Since Democritus by Scott Aaronson

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. The summary post for 2012 books is here and all the posts for 2012 can be found here.

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

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Best Science Books 2013: New Scientist

Dec 05 2013 Published by under best science books 2013, science books

Every year for the last bunch of years I’ve been linking to and posting all the “year’s best sciencey books” lists that I can find around the web in various media outlets.

From the beginning it’s been a pretty popular service so I’m happy to continue it. The previous posts for all the 2013 lists are here.

This time it's New Scientist The best science books of 2013.

  • Big Data: A revolution that will transform how we live, work and think by Viktor Mayer-Schönberger and Kenneth Cukier
  • Forecast: What physics, meteorology, and the natural sciences can teach us about economics by Mark Buchanan
  • The Anatomy of Violence: The biological roots of crime by Adrian Raine
  • The Bonobo and the Atheist: In search of humanism among the primates by Frans de Waal
  • Ginkgo: The tree that time forgot by Peter Crane
  • The Universe in the Rearview Mirror: How hidden symmetries shape reality by Dave Goldberg
  • A Tale of Seven Elements by Eric Scerri
  • The Bet: Paul Ehrlich, Julian Simon, and our gamble over Earth's future by Paul Sabin
  • Beyond the God Particle by Leon Lederman and Christopher Hill
  • Experiencing Art: In the brain of the beholder by Arthur Shimamura
  • The Falling Sky: Words of a Yanomami shaman by Davi Kopenawa and Bruce Albert (translated by Nicholas Elliott and Alison Dundy)

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. The summary post for 2012 books is here and all the posts for 2012 can be found here.

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

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Best Science Books 2013: Boing Boing Gift Guide

Dec 03 2013 Published by under best science books 2013, science books

Every year for the last bunch of years I’ve been linking to and posting all the “year’s best sciencey books” lists that I can find around the web in various media outlets.

From the beginning it’s been a pretty popular service so I’m happy to continue it. The previous posts for all the 2013 lists are here.

This time it's the Boing Boing 2014 Gift Guide.

  • Make: Analog Synthesizers by Ray Wilson
  • Expecting Better: Why the Conventional Pregnancy Wisdom Is Wrong-and What You Really Need to Know by Emily Oster
  • Five Billion Years of Solitude: The Search for Life Among the Stars by Lee Billings
  • Toms River: A Story of Science and Salvation by Dan Fagin
  • An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth: What Going to Space Taught Me About Ingenuity, Determination, and Being Prepared for Anything by Chris Hadfield
  • You Are Now Less Dumb: How to Conquer Mob Mentality, How to Buy Happiness, and Allthe Other Ways to Outsmart Yourself by David McRaney
  • My Beloved Brontosaurus: On the Road with Old Bones, New Science, and Our Favorite Dinosaurs by Brian Switek

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. The summary post for 2012 books is here and all the posts for 2012 can be found here.

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

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