50 of The Best Science Books - • The PlanetsIllustration by Glenn Harvey. Gene sequencing and editing — especially CRISPR — are capturing the attention of the world; we are beginning to understand the brain and its functions with increasing clarity; and our knowledge is blooming in well-studied areas like heredity and new frontiers like the microbiome. These are our 10 favorites, from essays on neuroscience, to an ode to the fruit fly, to one great big argument for reevaluating our relationship to psychedelics. Linden asked each of the 40 world-renowned brain researchers he gathered in his book including himself. Linden, who researches the cellular substrates of memory in the brain at Johns Hopkins University of Medicine, has a good rolodex of contacts — his 39 experts are world-renowned — but an even better handle on asking the right open-ended question. In , cosmologist Brian Keating and his BICEP2 team saw — they were very sure — evidence of cosmic inflation, or the exponential expansion of space thought to have occurred just after the Big Bang. Keating believes his team failed under the pressure they faced to win the Nobel Prize.
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By Science News Staff. December 9, at am. From tales about whales to enthralling scientific histories and the memoir of a frustrated astrophysicist, was a banner year for science books. Spying On Whales Nick Pyenson. Eager Ben Goldfarb. Some people see beavers as pests. In this memoir, a paleontologist blends experiences from his career with evolutionary science to take readers on an engrossing journey through time, from the beginnings of the dinosaurs to their ultimate extinction.
Fortunately, was also a year full of great science books, the perfect way to who becomes an expert at locating, assembling and selling dinosaur fossils. For more recommendations, check out The Best Books of
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Bryson covers everything from the Big Bang to the beginning stages of civilization in an easy-to-read format. Unlike textbooks, which tend to use dry, boring text, Bryson inserts wit and humor into all of the subjects he covers.
Illustration by Maria Menshikova. W hat makes for a good science book? Is it an author who strikes the delicate balance between technical genius and relatable storyteller? Using modern science to predict future truths or believable fictions? Pairing clever ideas with brilliant illustrations?
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