Wednesday, April 3, 2013

My favourite science books

I've been talking to a few people recently about good science books. My favorite books that deal with similar topics to this blog are in descending order:

Mapping the deep - Robert Kunzig
The World without us - Alan Weisman
The wavewatcher's companion - Gavin Pretor-Pinney
Trilobite - Richard Fortey
At the water's edge - Carl Zimmer

Books outside the topic area of this blog that I found to be excellent are:

The demon-haunted world - Carl Sagan
The elegant universe - Brian Breene
Chaos - James Gleick

Neil Shubin's "Your inner fish" is sitting on my bookshelf just waiting to be read. I hear it is very good and will probably make it onto my list. Several books by Dawkins and Gould are also among my favorites, but I liked them less than the ones above. The ancestor's tale (Dawkins) and Wonderful life (Gould) are probably the best I've read of their books.

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