December 21, 2008

Best Science Books 2008: The London Times

Books from the Science, Nature and Gardening lists. This list is particularly interesting since it's not centred on the US publishing industry.

  • In Defence of Food: An Eater's Manifesto by Michael Pollan

  • The Wisdom of Birds: An Illustrated History of Ornithology by Tim Birkhead

  • Consider the Birds: Who They are and What They Do by Colin Tudge

  • Southern England: The Geology and Scenery of Lowland England by Peter Friend

  • The Age of Wonder: How the Romantic Generation Discovered the Beauty and Terror of Science by Richard Holmes

  • Dry Store Room No 1: The Secret Life of the Natural History Museum by Richard Fortey

  • The Making of Mr Gray's "Anatomy": Bodies, Books, Fortune, Fame by Ruth Richardson

  • Bedlam: London and Its Mad by Catharine Arnold

  • Bad Science by Ben Goldacre


Anonymous said...

Don't forget the Royal Society Science Book Awards. They offer another non-U.S. centered set of great books.

Dean W.

John Dupuis said...

Thanks, yes, I do know about that one. They usually post their short list a bit later in the year, though.

Does anyone know if there's a juried prize for science books in North America?