A comment on Steve’s blog referring tangentially to one of my own effusions made me think of how many really great popular science books there are out there..
So, here’s an idea.
Why not post a few of your suggestions, and perhaps Richard could post an OT-wide page on the pop-science books that readers and contributors of OT really rate? Books that come with the OT seal of approval?
Here are a few of mine, in no particular order, and notwithstanding inasmuch as which, without having to think very hard…
Ben Goldacre – Bad Science
Bill Bryson – A Short History of Nearly Everything
He Who Must Not Be Named – Climbing Mount Improbable
Toby Appel – The Geoffroy-Cuvier Debate
Jared Diamond – Collapse
Jared Diamond – The Rise And Fall of the Third Chimpanzee
Oliver Sacks – The Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Hat
John Gribbin – In Search of Schrödinger’s Cat
Stephen Jay Gould – Wonderful Life
James Gleick – Chaos
James Gleick – Newton
John and Mary Gribbin – James Lovelock: In Search of Gaia
Rebecca Skloot – The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
Steven Pinker – The Language Instinct