Science Book Picks for 2013
Do you have a favorite science-themed book from this past year? We’re making our list, and checking it twice, when Pulitzer Prize-winning science journalist Deborah Blum and Brainpickings.org editor Maria Popova join Ira Flatow to share their top science, technology, and environmental books of 2013.
On Looking: Eleven Walks With Expert Eyes, by Alexandra Horowitz
Cosmic Apprentice: Dispatches from The Edge of Science, by Dorion Sagan (Carl Sagan’s son)
Does My Goldfish Know Who I Am? by Gemma Elwin Harris
Smarter Than You Think, by Clive Thompson
Einstein and The Quantum: The Quest of the Valian Swabian, by A. Douglas Stone
Deborah Blum is the author of The Poisoner’s Handbook (Penguin, 2010) and a journalism professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in Madison, Wisconsin.
Maria Popova is the editor and founder of BrainPickings.org, based in Brooklyn, New York.