New Scientist’s Best Science Books

A quick scrape of New Scientist’s best science books of the year. I’ll add links as I get time, but here is the list of books:

  • Catching Fire: How cooking made us human
  • The Natural History of Unicorns
  • Darwin’s Sacred Cause
  • Confabulation: Views from neuroscience, psychiatry, psychology and philosophy
  • Reading in the Brain: The science and evolution of a human invention
  • Storms of My Grandchildren: The truth about the coming climate catastrophe and our last chance to save humanity
  • The Strangest Man: The hidden life of Paul Dirac, quantum genius
  • The Wisdom of Whores
  • Uranium
  • Cracking the Einstein Code
  • Not A Chimp: The hunt to find the genes that make us human
  • An Infinity of Things: How Sir Henry Wellcome collected the world
  • Plastic Fantastic: How the biggest fraud in physics shook the scientific world
  • Outliers: The story of success
  • Sum: Forty tales from the afterlives
  • Naming Nature: The clash between instinct and science
  • Magnificent Desolation
  • Something Incredibly Wonderful Happens: Frank Oppenheimer and the world he made up
  • What on Earth Evolved?: 100 species that changed the world
  • Logicomix: An epic search for truth
  • An Orchard Invisible: A natural history of seeds
  • The Humans Who Went Extinct: Why Neanderthals died out and we survived

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