Best Science Books 2010: Dan's Wild Wild Science Journal

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

  • The Grand Design by Stephen Hawking and Leonard Mlodinow
  • Present At The Creation: The Story of CERN and the Large Hadron Collider by Amir Aczel
  • Merchants of Doubt: How a Handful of Scientists Obscured the Truth on Issues from Tobacco Smoke to Global Warming by Erik M. Conway and Naomi Oreskes
  • Massive: The Missing Particle That Sparked the Greatest Hunt in Science by Ian Sample
  • Why Does E=mc2?: (And Why Should We Care?) by Brian Cox and Jeff Forshaw

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 a lot of lists from Largehearted Boy.

Earlier entries in this year's list of lists can be found here and the 2009 summary post here.

Best Science Books 2010: SkepticBlog / Michael Shermer

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

  • Merchants of Doubt: How a Handful of Scientists Obscured the Truth on Issues from Tobacco Smoke to Global Warming by Naomi Oreskes and Erik M. Conway
  • The Upside of Irrationality: The Unexpected Benefits of Defying Logic at Work and at Home by Dan Ariely
  • Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void by Mary Roach
  • How Pleasure Works: The New Science of Why We Like What We Like by Paul Bloom
  • The Invisible Gorilla: And Other Ways Our Intuitions Deceive Us by Christopher Chabris and Daniel Simons
  • What Technology Wants by Kevin Kelly
  • The Grand Design by Stephen Hawking and Leonard Mlodinow
  • The Moral Landscape: How Science Can Determine Human Values by Sam Harris
  • The Rational Optimist: How Prosperity Evolves by Matt Ridley
  • The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot

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 a lot of lists from Largehearted Boy.

Earlier entries in this year's list of lists can be found here and the 2009 summary post here.

Best Science Books 2010: The Charlotte Observer

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

  • The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer by Siddhartha Mukherjee
  • The Emperor's New Drugs: Exploding the Antidepressant Myth by Irving Kirsch
  • How Music Works: The Science and Psychology of Beautiful Sounds, From Beethoven to the Beatles and Beyond by John Powell
  • The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
  • From Eternity to Here: The Quest for the Ultimate Theory of Time by Sean Carroll

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 a lot of lists from Largehearted Boy.

Earlier entries in this year's list of lists can be found here and the 2009 summary post here.

Best Science Books 2010: Inc

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

  • The Facebook Effect: The Inside Story of the Company That Is Connecting the World by David Kirkpatrick
  • MacroWikinomics: Rebooting Business and the World by Don Tapscott and Anthony D. Williams
  • You Are Not a Gadget by Jaron Lanier
  • Where Good Ideas Come From: The Natural History of Innovation by Steven Johnson
  • The Upside of Irrationality: The Unexpected Benefits of Defying Logic at Work and at Home by Dan Ariely

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 a lot of lists from Largehearted Boy.

Earlier entries in this year's list of lists can be found here and the 2009 summary post here.

Best Science Books: US News & World Report, WGBH/Harvard Book Store, Seattle Times

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

US News & World Report

  • Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void by Mary Roach
  • The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot

WGBH/Harvard Book Store

  • The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer by Siddhartha Mukherjee

Seattle Times

  • The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
  • The Tiger: A True Story of Vengeance and Survival" by John Vaillant

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 a lot of lists from Largehearted Boy.

Earlier entries in this year's list of lists can be found here and the 2009 summary post here.

Best Science Books 2010: Jennifer Ouellette and Brian Switek

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

I've tended not to highlight individual people's bloggy lists that much here, just for the sake of my sanity and so as not to go too crazy with the number of posts, but I thought that these two list were interesting enough to merit inclusion. I've done it before, maybe I'll do it again!

Jennifer Ouellette

  • The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
  • Superbug: The Fatal Menace of MRSA by Maryn McKenna
  • The Poisoner's Handbook: Murder and the Birth of Forensic Medicine in Jazz Age New York by Deborah Blum
  • Here Is a Human Being: At the Dawn of Personal Genomics by Misha Angrist
  • Origins: How the Nine Months Before Birth Shape the Rest of Our Lives by Annie Murphy Paul
  • Long for This World: The Strange Science of Immortality by Jonathan Weiner
  • Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void by Mary Roach
  • Brian Cuttings by Carl Zimmer
  • Written in Stone: Evolution, the Fossil Record, and Our Place in Nature by Brian Switek
  • Proofiness: The Dark Art of Mathematical Deception by Charles Seife
  • The Amazing Story of Quantum Mechanics by Jim Kakalios
  • Massive: The Missing Particle That Sparked the Greatest Hunt in Science by Ian Sample
  • How I Killed Pluto and Why It Had It Coming by Mike Brown


Brian Switek
and here.

  • The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
  • The Poisoner's Handbook: Murder and the Birth of Forensic Medicine in Jazz Age New York by Deborah Blum
  • The Calculus Diaries: How Math Can Help You Lose Weight, Win in Vegas, and Survive a Zombie Apocalypse by Jennifer Ouellette
  • Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void by Mary Roach
  • Barnum Brown: The Man Who Discovered Tyrannosaurus rex by Lowell Dingus and Mark Norell
  • Triassic Life on Land: The Great Transition by Hans-Dieter Sues and Nicholas C. Fraser
  • The Second Jurassic Dinosaur Rush: Museums and Paleontology in America at the Turn of the Twentieth Century by Paul D. Brinkman
  • The Princeton Field Guide to Dinosaurs by Gregory S. Paul
  • New Perspectives on Horned Dinosaurs: The Royal Tyrrell Museum Ceratopsian Symposium by Michael J. Ryan, Brenda J. Chinnery-Allgeier, David A. Eberth, Philip J. Currie, et al.

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 a lot of lists from Largehearted Boy.

Earlier entries in this year's list of lists can be found here and the 2009 summary post here.

Best Science Books 2010: Sunday Times

Another list for your reading, gift giving and collection development pleasure. This list is from the December 5, 2010 edition of the Sunday Times. Unfortunately, I can't link to it because they have a paywall between me and the content. I did, however, get access to the full text via one of our article databases. Yay Academic OneFile!

  • Alex's Adventures in Numberland by Alex Bellos
  • Cycles of Time: An Extraordinary New View of the Universe by Roger Penrose
  • The Eerie Silence: Are We Alone in the Universe? by Paul Davies
  • Drawing the Map of Life: Inside the Human Genome Project by Victor K McElheny
  • Why Can't Elephants Jump? edited by Mick O'Hare
  • The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot

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 a lot of lists from Largehearted Boy.

Earlier entries in this year's list of lists can be found here and the 2009 summary post here.

Best Science Books 2010: Toronto Star, Time, GalleyCat

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

Toronto Star

  • The Tiger: A True Story of Vengeance and Survival by John Vaillant

Time

  • The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer by Siddhartha Mukherjee
  • Brilliant: The Evolution of Artificial Light by Jane Brox
  • You Are Not a Gadget: A Manifesto by Jaron Lanier

GalleyCat

  • Extra Lives: Why Video Games Matter by Tom Bissell
  • Insectopedia by Hugh Raffles
  • The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot

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 a lot of lists from Largehearted Boy.

Earlier entries in this year's list of lists can be found here and the 2009 summary post here.

Best Science Books 2010: io9

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

  • On the Origin of Species: The Illustrated Edition by Charles Darwin with David Quammen
  • The Six-Cornered Snowflake by Johannes Kepler
  • The Disappearing Spoon: And Other True Tales of Madness, Love, and the History of the World from the Periodic Table of the Elements by Sam Kean
  • Star Vistas: A Collection of Fine Art Astrophotography by Greg Parker and Noel Carboni
  • America In Space: NASA's First Fifty Years by Steven Dick, Robert Jacobs, Constance Moore, and Bertram Ulrich
  • Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void by Mary Roach
  • Sizing up the Universe: The Cosmos in Perspective by J. Richard Gott and Robert J. Vanderbei
  • The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
  • Wicked Plants: The Weed That Killed Lincoln's Mother and Other Botanical Atrocities by Amy Stewart
  • Breaking the Time Barrier: The Race to Build the First Time Machine by Jenny Randles

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 a lot of lists from Largehearted Boy.

Earlier entries in this year's list of lists can be found here and the 2009 summary post here.

Best Science Books 2010: Wichita Eagle, The Daily Beast, Milwaukee Wisconsin Journal-Sentinel, The Express

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


Wichita Eagle

  • The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot

The Daily Beast

  • The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer by Siddhartha Mukherjee
  • The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot

Milwaukee Wisconsin Journal-Sentinel (and here)

  • The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer by Siddhartha Mukherjee
  • The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
  • The Poisoner's Handbook: Murder and the Birth of Forensic Medicine in Jazz Age New York by Deborah Blum

The Express

  • Map of a Nation: A Biography of the Ordnance Survey by Rachel Hewitt
  • Weeds: How Vagabond Plants Crashed Civilization and Changed the Way We Think About Nature by Richard Mabey

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 a lot of lists from Largehearted Boy.

Earlier entries in this year's list of lists can be found here and the 2009 summary post here.