December 13, 2007

Best Science Books 2007: Science Friday

Thanks to Stephanie for bringing the list from the National Public Radio show Science Friday to my attention. Lots of cool and interesting stuff!

  • Apollo's Fire: Igniting America's Clean Energy Economy by Jay Inslee and Bracken Hendricks
  • Apollo's Fire: A Day on Earth in Nature and Imagination by Michael Sims
  • Arsenals of Folly: The Making of the Nuclear Arms Race by Richard Rhodes
  • A Ball, A Dog, and a Monkey: 1957 - The Space Race Begins by Michael D'Antonio
  • The Death of Sigmund Freud: The Legacy of His Last Days by Mark Edmundson
  • Einstein, His Life and Universe by Walter Isaacson
  • A Field Guide to Bacteria by Betsey Dexter Dyer
  • Ghost Hunters: William James and the Search for Scientific Proof of Life After Death by Deborah Blum
  • Good Calories, Bad Calories by Gary Taubes
  • Good Germs, Bad Germs: Health and Survival in a Bacterial World by Jessica Snyder Sachs
  • The Grid: A Journey Through the Heart of Our Electrified World by Phil Schewe
  • How Doctors Think by Jerome Groopman
  • The Invisible Cure: Africa, the West, and the Fight Against AIDS by Helen Epstein
  • Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain by Oliver Sacks.
  • Overtreated: Why Too Much Medicine Is Making Us Sicker and Poorer by Shannon Brownlee
  • Storm World: Hurricanes, Politics, and the Battle Over Global Warming by Chris Mooney
  • The Stuff of Thought by Steven Pinker
  • Terra: Our 100-Million-Year-Old Ecosystem--and the Threats That Now Put it at Risk by Michael Novacek
  • What We Know About Climate Change by Kerry Emmauel


curiouscat said...

Good stuff, including A Field Guide to Bacteria by Betsey Dexter Dyer. That book was published in 2003 though?

John Dupuis said...

Yep, 2003. I didn't listen to the show itself.

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