2013 – Complete List

June 

1 – The Geek Manifesto: Why Science Matters by Mark Henderson
2 – Theoretical Minimum: What you need to know to start doing physics by Leonard Susskind & George Hrabovsky
3 – Scatter Adapt and Remember: How Humans Will Survive a Mass Extinction by Annalee Newitz
4 – Animal Wise: The thoughts and emotions of our fellow creatures by Virginia Morell
5 – Future Shock by Alvin Toffler
6 – Present Shock: When everything happens now by Douglas Rushkoff
7 – 6 Degrees of Separation: The Science of a Connected Age by Duncan J Watts
8 – Bad Pharma: How drug companies mislead doctors and harm patients by Ben Goldacre
9 – In Your Face: The Hidden History of Plastic Surgery and Why Looks Matter by Bryan Mendelson
10 – Aspirin: The Remarkable Story of a Wonder Drug by Diarmuid Jeffreys
11 – What is this Thing Called Science? by AF Chalmers
12 – The Quantum Universe: Everything that can Happen does Happen by Brian Cox and Jeff Forshaw
13 – Frankenstein’s Cat: Cuddling up to Biotech’s Brave New Beasts by Emily Anthes
14 – Meet Your Happy Chemicals: Dopamine, Endorphin, Oxytocin, Serotonin by Loretta Graziano Breuning
15 – Future Babble: Why Pundits are Hedgehogs and Foxes Know Best by Dan Gardner
16 – Love and the Platypus by Nicholas Drayson
17 – The Philosophical Breakfast Club: Four Remarkable Friends who Transformed Science and Changed the World by Laura J Snyder
18 – Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain
19 – The Swerve: How the World Became Modern by Stephen Greenblatt
20 – The Icky, Sticky Snot and Blood Book by Steve Alton, Nick Sharratt, Jo Moore
21 – Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain by Oliver Sacks
22 – The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark by Carl Sagan
23 – Mission to Mars: My Vision for Space Exploration by Buzz Aldrin
24 – Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal by Mary Roach
25 – What do Women Want?: Adventures in the Science of Female Desire by Daniel Bergner

26 – The Disappearing Spoon – Sam Kean
27- BioDesign – Nature Creativtiy  – MOMA – http://www.biology-design.com
28 – A history of future cities – by Daniel Brook
29 – Letters to a young scientist – EO Wilson
30 – Feathers

July

1- Laika Comic Book
2- Big Data – Viktor Mayer -Schonberger Technology
3- Day of the Triffids
4- http://www.amazon.com/Georges-Secret-Universe-Stephen-Hawking/dp/1416985840/ref=sr_1_6?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1366628378&sr=1-6&keywords=stephen+hawking
5 – Psychology – Riddle of the Labyrinth – http://www.amazon.com/The-Riddle-Labyrinth-Quest-Ancient/dp/0062228838
6 – On the Nature of Things
7 – Higgs Boson Discovery
8 – New – Zoobiquity: What Animals Can Teach Us About Health and the Science of Healing, by Barbara Natterson-Horowitz and Kathryn Bowers
9 – Inside a dog – Horowitz
10 – The elements – Jack Challoner – Chemistry
11 – Galileo’s Daughter
12 – Ten Billion Stephen Emmott
13 – Wellcome Trust Prize – 2012 – http://www.wellcomebookprize.org/Previous/2012/Winner/index.htm – CIRCULATION
14 – Health/Biography – Darwin – http://www.brainpickings.org/index.php/2013/02/12/darwin-graphic-biography-smithsonian/
15 – Anatomy of Violence By Adrian Raine
16 – Technology/Data – 1001 Inventions That Changed the World
17 – Fiction/Science Fiction – SOLAR – IAN McEWAN
18 – What Is the World Made Of? All About Solids, Liquids, and Gases – Kids
19 – Psychology/Linguistics – This is Your Brain on Music – By Daniel Levitin
20 – Classic – The Lives of a Cell, by Lewis Thomas
21 – Physics/Space – The Right Stuff: Beloved of almost anyone who pines to learn more about space travel, Tom Wolfe’s The Right Stuff captures the imagination of anyone who has ever wanted to surge beyond the boundaries of the planet.
22 – New – Hallucinations, by Oliver Sacks
23 – Biology/Animals – http://www.elisabethtovabailey.net  Sound of a Wild Snail Eating
24 – Chemistry/Environment – The Chemistry of Ice Cream
25 – History/Art – Visual Strategies: A Practical Guide to Graphics for Scientists and Engineers
26 – New – Red Rover: Inside the Story of Robotic Space Exploration, from Genesis to the Mars Rover Curiosity Roger Wines
27 – Society/Systems – The World Without Us: Alan Weisman made waves in multiple circles with his ruminations on how humanity’s creations, and, of course, the planet itself would fare after its demise.
28 – Award Winning – Among Others – Hugo Award Winner 2012 – Award Winning – SCIFI AWARD
29 – Technology/Data – Almost Human – Lee Gutkind
30 – Fiction/SciFi – Flatland
31 – Health/Biography – Tesla: Inventor of the Electrical Age W. Bernard Carlson

August
1 – Kids – Bathtub Science: Another delightful book that encourages kids (and their parents!) to pick up some cool science lessons during bath time.
2 – Psychology/Linguistics – Descartes Error
3 – New – The Shadow King: The bizarre afterlife of King Tut’s mummy by Jo Marchant, Da Capo
4 – Physics/Space – E=mc2: A Biography of the World’s Most Famous Equation
5 – Biology/Animals – Randomness in Evolution – John BOnner
6 – Chemistry/Environment/Food/Geology – Map that changes the world
7 – Classic – What Computers Can’t Do
8 – History/Art – Beautiful Whale Bryant Austin
9 – Society/Systems – The Citizen Patient: Reforming Health Care for the Sake of the Patient, Not the System Nortin M. Hadler
10 – New – Time Reborn: From the Crisis in Physics to the Future of the Universe Lee Smolin
11- Award Winning – The launching of science in America – 1846-1876 – Pulitzer Prize Award Winning
12 – Health/Biography – How Everyone Became Depressed, by Edward Shorter
13 – BONUS – Dinosaur Incognito
14 – Technology/Data/Robots – Spam: A Shadow History of the Internet (Infrastructures) Finn Brunton
15 – New – Weird Life: The Search for Life That Is Very, Very Different from Our Own David Toomey
16 – Kids/Education – Alex the Parrot: No Ordinary Bird. Stephanie Spinner. Random House/Knopf.
17 – Fiction/SciFi – The Rosie Project
18 – Psychology/Linguistics – You are not so smart
19 – Classic – Fermat’s Theorem
20 – Physics/Space – A Universe From Nothing: Why There Is Something Rather Than Nothing, by Lawrence M. Krauss
21 – Biology/Animals – Animals Make Us Human, by Temple Grandin
22 – Chemistry/Environment – Periodic TalesPeriodic Tales goes beyond the simple periodic table, offering a cultural history of the elements, how they came to be, and how they got their names.
23 – Society/Systems – Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us Michael Moss
24 – New – Physics Mind – A quantum view of the brain – Loewenstein
25 – Award Winning – The Song of the Dodo
26 – Health/Biography – Bad Moves: How Decision Making Goes Wrong, and the Ethics of Smart Drugs
27 – Technology/Data – Signal and Noise – Nate Silver
28 – Fiction/SciFi – Red Mars, by Kim Stanley Robinson
29 – Kids – The Book of Blood. HP Newquist. Houghton Mifflin Books for Children/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.
30 – Psychology/Linguistics – OutliersOutliers delves into what makes high achievers different, the building blocks that make them the successful people that they are today.
31 – Classic – Dune, by Frank Herbert

September

1 – New – Adrenaline Brian B. Hoffman
2 – History/Art – Hooke’s Micrographia – http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/15491
3 – Physics/Space/Math – The Number Sense by Stanislas Dehaene (from 10 great books on math)
4 – Biology/Animals – Cat Sense – http://www.amazon.com/Cat-Sense-Feline-Science-Better/dp/0465031013/ref=pd_sim_sbs_b_1
5 – Chemistry/Environment/Food/Geology – Cooking for Geeks
6 – History/Art – Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers
7 – Society/Systems – Should We Eat Meat? Evolution and Consequences of Modern Carnivory Vaclav Smil
8 – New – Brilliant Blunders: From Darwin to Einstein: Colossal Mistakes by Great Scientists That Changed Our Understanding of Life and the Universe – Mario Livio
9 – Award Winning – James Gleick – The Information – Winner, Royal Society Winton Prize for Science Books 2012
10 – Health/Biography – http://www.amazon.com/Descartes-times-Genius-C-Grayling/dp/080271501X Descartes by AC Gralying
11 – Kids/Education – http://www.wired.com/geekmom/2012/10/robotics-activity-book/
12 – Technology/Data/Robots – You are not a gadget
13 – Fiction/SciFi – Z for Zachariah
14 – Psychology/Linguistics – Born on a Blue Day
15 – Classic – Wonderful Life: Stephen Jay Gould
16 – New – Storm Kings: The Untold History of America’s First Tornado Chasers Lee Sandlin
17 – Physics/Space/Math – DK Guide to the Universe
18 – Biology/Animals – Ginkgo: The Tree That Time Forgot Peter Crane
19 – New – My Brief History – http://www.theguardian.com/science/2013/sep/13/brief-history-stephen-hawking-review
20 – Chemistry/Environment/Food/Geology – Now or never – Tim Flannery
21 – History/Art – Prehistoric Art – Randall White
22 – Society/Systems – The Fair Society – Peter Corning
23 – Award Winning – 2006 Royal Society Kids Awards – The Global Garden by Kate Petty, Jennie Maizels, Corina Fletcher
24 – Technology/Data/Robots – Fabricated: The New World of 3D Printing
25 – Fiction/SciFi – Makers – Cory Doctorow
26 – Kids/Education – Ladybugs. Gail Gibbons. 
27 – Classic – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Systema_Naturae
28 – Psychology/Linguistics – Recovered, Not Cured: A Journey Through Schizophrenia
29 – Health/Biography – Fat Chemistry: The Science behind Obesity
30 – New – The Sports Gene – Epstein

October

1 – Physics/Space/Math – Six Easy Pieces
2 – Biology/Animals – Sentinal Chickens – Peter Doherty
3 – Chemistry/Environment/Food/Geology – Chemistry – Periodic Table – Primo Levi
4 – History/Art – Jacob’s Legacy: A Genetic View of Jewish History – Goldstein
5 – New – Smartest Kids in the World
6 – Society/Systems – The Shallows: What the internet is doing to our brains – Carr
7 – Award Winning – National Science Writers Awards – 2013 – Spillover: Animal Infections and the Next Human Pandemic – David Quammen
8 – Health/Biography – Robert Oppenheimer: A Life Inside the Center Ray Monk
9 – Technology/Data/Robots – Physics of the Future: How Science Will Shape Human Destiny and Our Daily Lives by the Year 2100 – Michio Kaku
10 – Fiction/SciFi – Ray Bradbury – Fahrenheit 451
11 – Kids/Education – Invincible Microbe. Jim Murphy and Alison Blank. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt/Clarion Books.
12 – Psychology/Linguistics – Did you spot the Gorilla – Richard Wiseman
13 – Classic – HG Wells – War of the Worlds
14 – New – How Dogs Love Us – http://www.amazon.com/How-Dogs-Love-Us-Neuroscientist/dp/0544114515
15 – Physics/Space/Math – Danica McKellar – Girls Get Curves: Geometry Takes Shape by Danica McKellar (Jul 2, 2013)
16 – Biology/Animals – The Bonobo and the Atheist: In Search of Humanism among the Primates Frans de Waal
17 – Chemistry/Environment/Food/Geology – Greeniology – Tanya Ha
18 – History/Art – The Human Animal in Western Art and Science – Martin Kemp
19 – Health/Biography – Dying for a Chat
20 – New – All Natural*: *A Skeptic’s Quest to Discover If the Natural Approach to Diet, Childbirth, Healing, and the Environment Really Keeps Us Healthier and Happier Nathanael Johnson
21 – Society/Systems – Tribal Science – Mike McRae
22 – Award Winning – The Emperor of All Maladies – Pulitzer Prize
23 – Technology/Data/Robots – Peter Lauterbur and the invention of MRI
24 – Fiction/SciFi – 2121: A Tale From the Next Century – Susan Greenfield
25 – Kids/Education – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XT9mqJPAM2k – Rosie, Revere, Engineer
26 – Psychology/Linguistics – Psychopath Test
27 – Classic – The Big Snow – Berta Hader
28 – New – http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0547973373/braipick-20 – Infographics
29 – Physics/Space/Math – How I Killed Pluto and Why It Had It Coming, by Mike Brown.
30 – Biology/Animals – Micro Monsters by Tom Jackson – http://www.amazon.com/Micro-Monsters-Creatures-That-Live/dp/1435126556
31 – Chemistry/Environment/Food/Geology – The Drunken Botanist: The plants that create the world’s great drinks by Amy Stewart Timber Press/Algonquin

November

1 – New –  An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth – Chris Hadfield
2 – History/Art – the Art of Science – Melbourne Museum
3 – Society/Systems – The Power Surge: Energy, Opportunity, and the Battle for America’s Future Michael Levi
4 – Award Winning – Heindrich, Bernd. Mind Of the Raven. New York : HarperCollins, 1999. – John Burroughs Medal – 2000
5 – Health/Biography – Rocket Girl: The Story of Mary Sherman Morgan, America’s First Female Rocket Scientist
6 – Technology/Data/Robots – Our Final Invention: Artificial Intelligence and the End of the Human Era
7 – Fiction/SciFi – Boneshaker – Cherie Priest
8 – Kids/Education – Red Tree – Shaun Tan
9 – Psychology/Linguistics – The Book of Woe – Greenberg
10 – Classic – C. P. Snow, The Two Cultures (1959)
11 – New – 5 Billions Years of Solitude
12 – Physics/Space/Math –  The Great Mathematical Problems – Ian Stewart
13 – Biology/Animals –Antarctica: An Intimate Portrait of a Mysterious Continent By Gabrielle Walker
14 – Chemistry/Environment/Food/Geology – What Einstein Told His Cook
15 – History/Art – Flaws in the Ice – David Day
16 – Society/Systems/ Health/ – The New Digital Age: Reshaping the Future of People, Nations and Business Eric Schmidt and Jared Cohen
17 – New – Odd Couples: Extraordinary Differences between the Sexes in the Animal Kingdom Daphne J. Fairbairn
18 – Award Winning – Hugo Award – Redshirts: A Novel with Three Codas, John Scalzi
19 – Technology/Data/Robots – The Visual Display of Quantitative Information
20 – Biography – Richard Dawkins – An Appetite for Wonder: The Making of a Scientist
21 – Fiction/SciFi – Proof: A Play – By David Auburn
22 – Physics/Space/Math – Emu Dreaming – Ray Norris
23 – Kids/Education – Koko’s Kitten
24 – Psychology/Linguistics – Proust was a neuroscientist – Lehrer
25 – Classic – After London – Richard Jeffries
26 – New – Game of Knowns – Dr Karl
27 – Biology/Animals – The Birds of Heaven: Travels With Cranes, by Peter Matthiessen
28 – Award Winning – The Particle at the End of the Universe – 2013 winner of the Royal Society Science Book Prize by Sean Carroll
29 – Chemistry/Environment/Food/Geology – Salt: A World History By Mark Kurlansky
30 – History/Art/TV/Film – Unusual Creatures -by Michael Hearst

December

1 – Society/Systems/Health/ – Air: The Restless Shaper of the World by William Bryant Logan
2 – New – Simpsons and Their Mathematical Secrets By Simon Singh
3 – Biography – A Beautiful Mind – Sylvia Nasar
4 – Technology/Data – Blackett’s War: The Men Who Defeated the Nazi U-Boats and Brought Science to the Art of Warfare Stephen Budiansky
5 – Fiction/SciFi – Intuition by Allegra Goodman – suggestion by Jennifer Burns
6 – Kids/Education – Science ExperimentsRobert Winston and Ian Graham –  Royal Society Young People’s Book Prize 2012
7 – Biology – The Spark of Life: Electricity in the Human Body by Frances Ashcroft
8 – Psychology/Linguistics – The Autistic Brain: Thinking Across the Spectrum Temple Grandin and Richard Panek
9 – Classic – Gray’s Anatomy: First published in 1858, Henry Gray
10 – New – Writing on the Wall: Social Media – The First 2,000 Years
11 – Physics/Space/Math – The Goldilocks Enigma: Whys is the Universe Just Right for Life? – Paul Davies
12 – Biology/Animals – The Life of a Leaf by Steven Vogel (2013 Royal Science Society Nominee)
13 – History/Art/TV/Film – Data Visualization: A Successful Design Process – Andy Kirk
14 – Chemistry/Environment/Food/Geology – Tom’s River: A Story of Science and Salvation Dan Fagin
15 – Technology/Data – The Science of Formula 1 Design – David Tremayne
16 – Fiction/SciFi – World War Z
17 – New – Outnumbered – Alan Weisman
18 – Award Winning – “10 Plants that Shook the World” by Gillian Richardson. – Debary Award
19 – Society/Systems/Health/ – Parasite Rex – Carl Zimmer
20 – Biography – Alan Turing: The Enigma – Andrew Hodges
21 – Pieces of Light: The New Science of Memory by Charles Fernyhough
22 – Kids/Education – Our Patchwork Planet
23 – Classic – The Selfish Gene – Richard Dawkins
24 – The Truth about Santa: Wormholes, Robots, and What Really Happens on Christmas Eve
25 – Psychology/Linguistics – The Brain that Changed Itself
26 – New – The Cancer Chronicles: Unlocking Medicine’s Deepest Mystery – George Johnson
27 – Physics/Space/Math – The Man Who Loved Only Numbers: The Story of Paul Erdos and the Search for Mathematical Truth – Paul Hoffman
28 – DeBarry Winner – Redwoods by Jason Chin
29 – Royal Society Nominee – Bird Sense by Tim Birkhead
30 – Biology/Animals – Zombie Tits, Astronaut Fish and Other Weird Animals Becky Crew
31 – Chemistry/Environment/Food/Geology – How to Cool the Planet: This Geoengineering book takes a look at what might happen if, in a climate emergency, we had to suddenly cool the planet in a hurry.

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