Sunday, February 26, 2012

Science Corner: Best Science Books of 2011

Compiled from lists on brainpickings.org, bostonglobe.com & newscientist.com.


The Beginning of Infinity: Explanations that Transform the World by David Deutsch

Radioactive: Marie & Pierre Curie - A Tale of Love & Fallout by Lauren Redniss

The Physics Book: From Olbers' Paradox to Schrödinger's Cat - From the Big Bang to Quantum Resurrection, 250 Milestones in the History of Physics  by Clifford Pickover

I Have Landed: The End of a Beginning in Natural History by Stephen Jay Gould

The Magic of Reality: How We Know What's Really True by Richard Dawkins

Field Notes on Science & Nature edited by Michael Canfield

Feynman by Jim Ottoviani

Culture: Leading Scientists Explore Societies, Art, Power, and Technology edited by John Brockman

The Man of Numbers: Fibonacci's Arithmetic Revolution by Keith Devlin

Future Science: Essays from the Cutting Edge edited  by Max Brockman

Incognito: The Secret Lives of Brains by David M. Eagleman

Knocking on Heaven's Door: How Physics and Scientific Thinking Illuminate the Universe and the Modern World by Lisa Randall

Harnessed:: How Language and Music Mimicked Nature and Transformed Ape to Man by Mark Changizi [eBook]

Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman

The Folly of Fools: The Logic of Deceit and Self-Deception in Human Life by Robert Trivers

The Most Human Human: What Talking with Computers Teaches Us About What It Means to Be Alive by Brian Christian

Cycles of Time: An Extraordinary New View of the Universe by Roger Penrose

Reinventing Discovery:  The New Era of Networked Science by Michael Nielsen

Did you read any good science books in 2011?  Let us know!

1 comment:

abcreads said...

Another library staff member suggested Quantum man: Richard Feynman's Life in Science by Lawrence M. Krauss, Reactions: The Private Life of Atoms by Peter Atkins, & Time Travel and Warp Drives: A Scientific Guide to Shortcuts through Time and Space by Allen Everett and Thomas Roman. Also watch for The Social Conquest of Earth by Edward O. Wilson, out this year!