Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Popular Science Books of 2010

The following 2010 science books are listed in order of there popularity based on library circulation.

Decoding Reality: The Universe as Quantum Information
Vlatko Vedral

This exhilarating book spans everything from betting strategies in casinos to quantum teleportation.

Here's Looking at Euclid: A Surprising Excursion through the Astonishing World of Math
Alex Bellos

Bellos searched the world for fascinating stories of mathematical achievement, from the breakthroughs of Euclid, the greatest mathematician of all time, to the creations of the Zen
master of origami.

The W
ave: In Pursuit of the Rogues, Freaks and Giants of the Ocean
by Susan Casey

For centuries, mariners have spun tales of gargantuan waves, 100-feet high or taller. Until recently scientists dismissed these stories. But in the past few decades, as a startling number of ships vanished and new evidence has emerged, oceanographers realized something scary was brewing in the planet's waters.

The Grand Design
Stephen W. Hawking, & Leonard Mlodinow

In their new book, Stephen Hawking and Leonard Mlodinow present the most recent scientific thinking about the mysteries of the universe, in nontechnical language marked by both brilliance and simplicity.

Zoo Story: Life in the Garden of Captives
by Tho
mas French

This meticulously reported and smartly written book will make you think in new ways about animals, human beings, and our respective places in the world.

e Disappearing Spoon: And Other True Tales of Madness, Love, and the History of the World from the Periodic Table of the Elements
by Sam Kean

The Periodic Table is one of man's crowning scientific achievements. But it's also a treasure trove of stories of passion, adventure, betrayal, and obsession.


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