Science Book a Day 20 Most Popular Books of 2017

Science Book a Day 20 Most Popular Books of 2017

Regretfully I returned to work today properly after a few weeks at home with wife and bub. Before the year ramps up too much, I thought it would good to reflect on the year gone past and see which books were most popular on Science Book a Day last year!

  1. The Story of Earth: The First 4.5 Billion Years, from Stardust to Living Planet
  2. Systema Naturae
  3. The Human Genome: Book of Essential Knowledge (Curiosity Guides)
  4. Crop Yields and Global Food Security: will yield increase continue to feed the world?
  5. The Origins of Genome Architecture
  6. How Dogs Love Us: A Neuroscientist and His Adopted Dog Decode the Canine Brain
  7. Genetics: Analysis and Principles
  8. The Selfish Gene
  9. The Man Who Fed the World: Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Norman Borlaug and His Battle to End World Hunger
  10. Our Final Invention: Artificial Intelligence and the End of the Human Era
  11. The Value of Believing in Yourself: The Story of Louis Pasteur
  12. Feeding the Ten Billion, Plants and Population Growth
  13. Rosalind Franklin: The Dark Lady of DNA
  14. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  15. The Guild Handbook of Scientific Illustration
  16. In Praise of Imperfection: My Life and Work
  17. Next: A Novel
  18. What Is the World Made Of? All About Solids, Liquids, and Gases
  19. Meet Your Happy Chemicals: Dopamine, Endorphin, Oxytocin, Serotonin
  20. The Nature Fix: Why Nature Makes us Happier, Healthier, and More Creative

Once again, we’ve featured 365 books as we did our lap around the Sun. We started the blog on the 1st of June, 2013, which means that we covered 1675 books as of the end of last year. Our next big target is 2000 books which is slated for the 22nd of November 2018.

But the books last year were a varied range, with many of the regulars featuring.

The Story of Earth is back on top consistently No.1 followed by Systema Naturae.

This year, the list 10 Great Books on Agriculture has been a regular hit and many of the books occupy positions 4, 9, and 12. The other popular list is 10 Great Books on Genetics is consistently the most viewed post on the blog. With many great books, they occupy positions 3, 5, 7, and 8.

How Dogs Love Us was the most popular book for many years and continues to be in the Top 10.

Books focusing on History/biography feature with The Immortal life of Henrietta Lacks, Rosalind Franklin and In Praise of Imperfection.

Make sure you check them out! 🙂


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