December 18, 2008

Best Science Books 2008: The Economist

Here are some books from the business, history and science categories of The Economist's list.

  • The Logic of Life: The Rational Economics of an Irrational World by Tim Harford

  • Grown Up Digital: How the Net Generation is Changing Your World by Don Tapscott

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

  • American Rifle: A Biography by Alexander Rose

  • The Big Necessity: The Unmentionable World of Human Waste and Why It Matters by Rose George

  • The Princeton Companion to Mathematics edited by Timothy Gowers, June Barrow-Green and Imre Leader

  • Bad Science by Ben Goldacre

  • The Sun and the Moon: The Remarkable True Account of Hoaxers, Showmen, Duelling Journalists, and Lunar Man-Bats in Nineteenth-Century New York by Matthew Goodman

  • Nudge: Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth, and Happiness by Richard H. Thaler and Cass R. Sunstein

  • Fatal Misconception: The Struggle to Control World Population by Matthew Connelly

  • Gang Leader for a Day: A Rogue Sociologist Takes to the Streets by Sudhir Venkatesh

1 comment:

Amanda Crowe said...

I love this book "Gang Leader For A Day: A Rogue Sociologist Takes To The Streets", this is not a Science Books. The author, Sudhir Venkatesh, describes his experiences when researching gang and tenant life in Chicago.This book essentially describes how he managed to obtain the data in his research, and at the same time shows how the people (the gang members, the prostitutes, and the leaders etc.) lived in the projects.