Popular Science

2010 was a great year for accessible science writing. If you want to learn something and be entertained at the same time, try out some of these recent popular science and natural history titles.

The Wave: In Pursuit of the Rogues, Freaks, and Giants of the Ocean, Susan Casey

The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer, Siddhartha Mukherjee

The Tiger: A True Story of Vengeance and Survival, John Vaillant

The Black Nile: One Man's Amazing Journey Through Peace and War on the World's Longest River, Dan Morrison

The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon, David Grann

The Grand Design, Stephen Hawking and Leonard Mlodinow

The Mind's Eye, Oliver Sacks

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, Rebecca Skloot

Long for This World: The Strange Science of Immortality, Jonathan Weiner

Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void, Mary Roach (I admit to having a bit of a literary crush on Mary Roach...I've been listening to all of her books, and they not only inform me, but make me laugh out loud quite often. A great and rare combination, especially for nonfiction!).

What are your favorite page-turning science titles?

Written by Becker on January 19, 2011

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