Interesting New Books Vol 4

We are a well-read lot. Here are some new releases available that Doubtful News readers might find interesting. This is the fourth edition of… INTERESTING NEW BOOKS.

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INTERESTING NEW BOOKS

Nobel Prizes and Nature’s Surprises
Erling Norrby

Orbiting Ray Bradbury’s Mars: Biographical, Anthropological, Literary, Scientific and Other Perspectives
Gloria McMillan, Ed.

The Princeton Guide to Evolution
Jonathan B. Losos, Ed.

The Antidote: Inside the World of New Pharma
Barry Werth

Ask a Science Teacher: 250 Answers to Questions You’ve Always Had About How Everyday Stuff Really Works
Larry Scheckel

Behind the Curve: Science and the Politics of Global Warming
Joshua P. Howe

Galileo’s Vision: Piercing the Spheres of the Heavens by Eye and Mind
Marco Piccolino and Nicholas J. Wade

The Guardian of All Things: The Epic Story of Human Memory
Michael S. Malone

Mastermind: How to Think Like Sherlock Holmes
Maria Konnikova

Me, Myself, and Why: Searching for the Science of Self
Jennifer Ouellette

The Mysterious Origins of Hybrid Man: Crossbreeding and the Unexpected Family Tree of Humanity
Susan B. Martinez

The Myths of Happiness: What Should Make You Happy, but Doesn’t. What Shouldn’t Make You Happy, but Does
Sonja Lyubomirsky

Octopus
Richard Schweid

Pieces of Light: How the New Science of Memory Illuminates the Stories We Tell About Our Pasts
Charles Fernyhough

Social Physics: How Good Ideas Spread–The Lessons from a New Science
Alex Pentland

Weird Life: The Search for Life That Is Very, Very Different from Our Own
David Toomey

Gravity’s Ghost and Big Dog: Scientific Discovery and Social Analysis in the Twenty-First Century
Harry Collins

The Improbability Principle: Why Coincidences, Miracles, and Rare Events Happen Every Day
David J. Hand

An Inquiry into Modes of Existence: An Anthropology of the Moderns
Bruno Latour

Wizards, Aliens, and Starships: Physics and Math in Fantasy and Science Fiction
Charles L. Adler

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  2 comments for “Interesting New Books Vol 4

  1. Chris Howard
    February 10, 2014 at 10:26 AM

    It seems to me that life really isn’t so much to do with finding oneself, as it is with enriching oneself. You know you’ve done it right when it enriches others, as well.

    And then there’s this: http://www.theonion.com/articles/search-for-self-called-off-after-38-years,1794/

  2. February 10, 2014 at 3:55 PM

    While I haven’t (yet) read her books, I find lots of interesting sciency stuff (also some related political/activist stuff, but mostly SCIENCE!) by following Jennifer Ouellette ‏@JenLucPiquant on Twitter.

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