The Best Science Books Of 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 director of the Knight Science Journalism program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She’s the author of The Poisoner’s Handbook (Penguin, 2010) and The Poison Squad: One Chemist’s Single-Minded Crusade for Food Safety at the Turn of the Twentieth Century (Penguin Press, 2018).