April 2, 2008

Best Science Books 2007: Library Journal

I only have a few more of these list to get through for 2007. This one is from Library Journal and it's a pretty long one: Best Sci-Tech Books 2007: Beyond the Bounds of Science. I'll only highlight a few titles that I haven't seen in other lists.

  • Rocketeers: How a Visionary Band of Business Leaders, Engineers, and Pilots Is Boldly Privatizing Space by Belfiore, Michael
  • The Gentle Subversive: Rachel Carson, Silent Spring, and the Rise of the Environmental Movement by Lytle, Mark Hamilton
  • The Second Life Herald: The Virtual Tabloid That Witnessed the Dawn of the Metaverse by Ludlow, Peter & Mark Wallace
  • The Last Human: A Guide to Twenty-Two Species of Extinct Humans by Sawyer, G.J & others
  • The Jesuit and the Skull: Teilhard de Chardin, Evolution, and the Search for Peking Man by Aczel, Amir
  • How Mathematicians Think: Using Ambiguity, Contradiction, and Paradox To Create Mathematics by Byers, William
  • The Ends of the Earth: An Anthology on the Finest Writing on the Arctic and the Antarctic
  • The New Time Travellers: A Journey to the Frontiers of Physics by Toomey, David
  • Of a Feather: A Brief History of American Birding by Weidensaul, Scott

It seems to me that this list would be particularly useful for any library that wants to order a wide range of well-reviewed popular science.

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